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PhD Thesis

[1] Spicher N. Time-frequency analysis of optical and electrical cardiac signals with applications in ultra-high-field MRI [dissertation]. Essen: Duisburg-Essen University; 2020; Available from: (Link)

Journal papers

[6] Warnecke JM, Wang J, Cakir T, Spicher N, Ganapathy N, Deserno TM. Registered report protocol: Developing an artifact index for capacitive electrocardiography signals acquired with an armchair. PLoS ONE. 2021;16(7):e0254780. (DOI)

[5] Spicher N, Barakat R, Wang J, Haghi M, Jagieniak J, Öktem GS, Hackel S, Deserno TM. Proposing an International Standard Accident Number (ISAN) for interconnecting ICT systems of the rescue chain. Methods of Information in Medicine. 2021;60(S 01):e20-e31. (DOI)

[4] Wang J, Spicher N, Warnecke JM., Haghi M, Schwartze J, Deserno TM. Unobtrusive Health Monitoring in Private Spaces: The Smart Home. Sensors. 2021;21(3):864. (DOI)

[3] Spicher N, Kukuk M. Delineation of Electrocardiograms Using Multiscale Parameter Estimation. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. 2020;24(8):2216-2229. (DOI)

[2] Kukuk M, Spicher N. Parameter estimation based on scale-dependent algebraic expressions and scale-space fitting. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing. 2019;67(6):1431-1446. (DOI)

[1] Spicher N, Kukuk M, Maderwald S, Ladd ME. Initial evaluation of prospective cardiac triggering using photoplethysmography signals recorded with a video camera compared to pulse oximetry and electrocardiography at 7T MRI. BioMedical Engineering OnLine. 2016;15(1):126. (DOI)

Conference papers

[14] Keuchel D, Spicher N, Wang J, Völcker M, Gong Y, Deserno TM. SHACL-based Report Quality Evaluation for Health IT-induced Medication Errors In: Proceedings of the 18th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics, Virtual Event; 2021. (accepted)

[13] Spicher N, Klingenberg A, Purrucker V, Deserno TM. Edge computing in 5G cellular networks for real-time analysis of electrocardiography recorded with wearable textile sensors. In: Proceedings of the 43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Virtual Event; 2021. (accepted; Arxiv)

[12] Spicher N, Schweins M, Thielecke L, Kürner T, Deserno TM. Feasibility Analysis of Fifth-generation (5G) Mobile Networks for Transmission of Medical Imaging Data. In: Proceedings of the 43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Virtual Event; 2021. (accepted; Arxiv)

[11] Warnecke JM, Boeker N, Spicher N, Wang J, Flormann M, Deserno TM. Sensor Fusion for Robust Heartbeat Detection during Driving. In: Proceedings of the 43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Virtual Event; 2021. (accepted)

[10] Spicher N, Kukuk M. Zuckerwatte (zcwt): An open-source C++ library for standardizing computation and post-processing of the continuous wavelet transform. In: Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis (ISPA), Virtual Event; 2021. (accepted)

[9] Leeker R, Spicher N, Kukuk M. An Accurate and Efficient Zero-Crossing Line Classifier for Multiscale Parameter Estimation of Gaussian Signals Subject to Noise. In: Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis (ISPA), Virtual Event; 2021. (accepted)

[8] Keuchel D, Spicher N. Automatic detection of metadata errors in a registry of clinical studies using Shapes Constraint Language (SHACL) graphs. In: Proceedings of the 31st Medical Informatics Europe Conference; 2021; 372-376 (DOI)

[7] Jauer ML, Spicher N, Deserno TM. Gamification concept for acquisition of medical image segmentation via crowdsourcing. In: Proceedings SPIE 11601, Medical Imaging 2021: Imaging Informatics for Healthcare, Research, and Applications; 2021;116010D (DOI)

[6] Taufeeque M, Koita M, Spicher N, Deserno TM. Multi-camera, multi-person, and real-time fall detection using long short term memory. In: Proceedings SPIE 11601, Medical Imaging 2021: Imaging Informatics for Healthcare, Research, and Applications; 2021;1160109 (DOI)

[5] Spicher N, Kukuk M. ECG delineation using a piecewise Gaussian derivative model with parameters estimated from scale-dependent algebraic expressions. In: Proceedings of the 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Berlin, Germany; 2019. p. 5633-5637. (DOI)

[4] Spicher N, Kukuk M, Maderwald S, Ladd ME. Multiscale parameter estimation (msPE) of QRS complexes distorted by magnetohydrodynamic effects at 7 Tesla. In: Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering, Frankfurt, Germany; 2019. p. 365-368. (DOI)

[3] Spicher N, Lovelace T, Kukuk M. Feasibility of photoplethysmography imaging of the sole of the foot. In: Proceedings of the 13th IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements & Applications, Rome, Italy; 2018. p. 1-6. (DOI)

[2] Spicher N. Cardiac activity measurement from video signals of the human skin in ultra-high-field magnetic resonance imaging. In: Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the German Informatics Society, Klagenfurt, Austria; 2016. p. 1999-2004. (DL GI)

[1] Spicher N, Maderwald S, Ladd ME, Kukuk M. Heart rate monitoring in ultra-high-field MRI using frequency information obtained from video signals of the human skin compared to electrocardiography and pulse oximetry. In: Proceedings of the 49th Annual Conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering, Lübeck, Germany; 2015. p. 69-72. (DOI)

Conference abstracts

[11] Spicher N, Barakat R, Deserno TM. MRI data transmission via fifth-generation (5G) cellular networks. In: Proceedings of 2021 ISMRM & SMRT Annual Meeting & Exhibition, online; 2021. p. 4273.

[10] Cornelissen CG, Spicher N, Vollmer T, Winter S, Stephan C, Saygi T, et al. DIGIVENT - Digitalisiertes, individualisiertes Therapie- unterstützungssystem zur nicht-stationären Indikationsstellung, Einleitung und Kontrolle einer außerklinischen Beatmung für COPD Patienten. In: Proceedings of the 61st Annual Conference of the German Respiratory Society, Leipzig, Germany; 2020. (DOI)

[9] Keuchel D, Böckmann B, Spicher N. Semantic verification during BPMN modeling of healthcare processes by integrating Shapes Constraint Language (SHACL) graphs. In: Proceedings of the 64th Annual Conference of the German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, Dortmund, Germany; 2019. p. 227. (DOI)

[8] Spicher N, Orzada S, Maderwald S, Ladd ME, Kukuk M. A novel method for video-based cardiac gating in 7T MR angiography using a video of the foot. In: Proceedings of the 26th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Paris, France; 2018. p. 2697.

[7] Spicher N, Tanriverdi F, Thiem J, Kukuk M. PPG imaging: Investigating skin inhomogeneity using hyperspectral imaging and principal component analysis. In: Proceedings of the 51st Annual Conference of the German Society of Biomedical Engineering, Dresden, Germany; 2017. p. S367. (DOI)

[6] Spicher N, Orzada S, Maderwald S, Kukuk M, Ladd ME. An open-source hardware and software system for video-gated MRI. In: Proceedings of the 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Honolulu, USA; 2017. p. 141.

[5] Spicher N, Orzada S, Maderwald S, Kukuk M, Ladd ME. On the importance of skin color phase variations for video measurement of cardiac activity in MRI. In: Proceedings of the 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Honolulu, USA; 2017. p. 1300.

[4] Kruder A, Rempel T, Spicher N, Lang S, Schlüter A, Kukuk M. Facial nerve paresis: a real-time digital biofeedback mirror as therapeutic exercise tool using phase based video motion processing. In: Proceedings of the Conference of the Swiss, Austrian and German Societies of Biomedical Engineering, Basel, Swiss; 2016. p. S66. (DOI)

[3] Spicher N, Maderwald S, Ladd ME, Kukuk M. High-speed, contact-free measurement of the photoplethysmography waveform for MRI triggering. In: Proceedings of the 24th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Singapore; 2016. p. 1861.

[2] Spicher N, Kukuk M, Ladd ME, Maderwald S. In vivo 7T MR imaging triggered by phase information obtained from video signals of the human skin. In: Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Toronto, Canada; 2015. p. 2548.

[1] Spicher N, Brumann C, Kukuk M, Ladd ME, Maderwald S. Eulerian video magnification for heart pulse measurement in MRI Scanners. In: Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Milan, Italy; 2014. p. 4824.

Weakly Reviewed Publications

[3] Warnecke JM, Spicher N, Deserno TM, Flormann M, Henze R. 5G-enabled In-vehicle Health Monitoring. In: ACIMobility Summit 2021, Braunschweig, Germany; 2021.

[2] Barakat R, Spicher N, Deserno TM. Challenges encountered in the development process of the International Standard Accident Number (ISAN). In: Workshop on Implementation of Digital Health Solutions 2020, Dresden, Germany; 2020.

[1] Kruder A, Rempel T, Spicher N, Kukuk M. Facial nerve paresis: a real-time digital biofeedback mirror as therapeutic exercise tool using phase based video motion processing. In: Volume 3 of Schriftenreihe des Fachbereichs Informatik der Fachhochschule Dortmund; 2017. p. 77-87. tredition GmbH.