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Hot Flash Detection
Head: Fernando De la Torre Frade
Contact: Fernando De la Torre Frade
Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
211 Smith Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 Vision and Autonomous Systems Center (VASC)
Associated lab(s) / group(s):
 Component Analysis
The hot flash is a sensation ranging from warmth to intense heat around the face, head, and neck. Populations experiencing hot flashes include male and female cancer patients, and most notably, women transitioning through menopause. Hot flashes are associated with impairments in quality of life and increased treatment seeking, and include contributions of both psychological and physiological factors in their experience and reporting. The goal of this project is to research temporal classifiers to predict hot flashes using several physiological measures (e.g. skin conductance, skin temperature, heat flux,) and to understand which of the physiological factors are the most informative.