Lung sound classification using multiresolution Higuchi fractal dimension measurement

Achmad Rizal, Risanuri Hidayat, Hanung Adi Nugroho, Willy Anugrah Cahyadi


Lung sound is one indicator of abnormalities in the lungs and respiratory tract. Research for automatic lung sound classification has become one of the interests for researchers because lung disease is one of the diseases with the most sufferers in the world. The use of lung sounds as a source of information because of the ease in data acquisition and auscultation is a standard method in examining pulmonary function. This study simulated the potential use of Higuchi fractal dimension (HFD) as a feature extraction method for lung sound classification. HFD calculations were run on a series of k values to generate some HFD values as features. According to the simulation results, the proposed method could produce an accuracy of up to 97.98% for five classes of lung sound data. The results also suggested that the shift in HFD values over the selection of a time interval k can be used for lung sound classification.


Higuchi fractal dimension; lung sound; multiscale analysis; signal complexity; time interval;

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
p-ISSN 2088-8708, e-ISSN 2722-2578

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