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A network based fetal ECG monitoring algorithm

Ibrahimy, Muhammad Ibn and Hasan , M. A. and Motakabber, S. M. A. (2011) A network based fetal ECG monitoring algorithm. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 5 (11). pp. 1505-1512. ISSN 1991-8178

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Now telemedicine is producing a great impact for health care of the patients, especially who are located in the remote nonclinical environments. This paper presents a research work that concerns to implement simple customized and portable emergency medical care information for Fetal Electro Electrocardiography (FECG) monitoring system. The research work is included both the hardware and software. The hardware part is developed for abdominal Electrocardiography (AECG) data acquisition system. Individual algorithms and customized application software are developed using Visual Basic for both the networking and Fetal Heart Rate (FHR) monitoring systems. The hardware data acquisition system acquires the mother’s AECG data by using a commercial ECG frontend microchip, called CARDIC and stores the data in a local computer terminal. The networking application program serves the purpose to transfer the AECG data to the remote computer terminal for diagnosis purpose. The AECG signal is processed into the remote computer terminal and finally extracts the FECG signal by the FHR monitoring program. The networking program is developed by a client/server approach and it can transport the AECG data file as well as online chatting facility. A specialist physician at the remote terminal can diagnose the AECG data file and can be taken an immediate action if necessary. Proposed system is used to study numbers of cases and satisfactory result is found compared with conventional systems.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4637/13926
Uncontrolled Keywords: Telemedicine, Abdominal ECG, Fetal ECG, Fetal heart rate, R peak.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Muhammad Ibrahimy
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2012 15:47
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2012 15:47
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/13926

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