Figure 3: Computation of BEI session. For the sake of clarifying the computation of the BEI session from the basic 10 seconds BEI values, we show an example from one patient of the basic BEI values from the two sessions he underwent. BEI values were computed every 10 seconds for both sessions. The mean BEI (dashed line) and +1 standard deviation (thick line) of all sampled values obtained from both sessions were computed. For each session, the number of samples above the mean + 1 standard deviation was counted and was divided by the total number of samples for this session. This value was used as the BEI session, and it is shown for each of the two sessions for demonstration. The same BEI computation session was followed for all patients. |