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A comparison of abdominal ECG and Doppler ultrasound for fetal heart rate detection

Ibrahimy, Muhammad Ibn and Ali, M. A. Mohd and Zahedi, Edmond and Tsuruoka, Shinji (2001) A comparison of abdominal ECG and Doppler ultrasound for fetal heart rate detection. Frontiers of medical and biological engineering : the international journal of the Japan Society of Medical Electronics and Biological Engineering, 11 (4). pp. 307-322. ISSN 0921-3775

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A fetal monitor has been developed for the measurement of the fetal and maternal heart rates from maternal abdominal electrocardiogram during pregnancy and labor for ambulatory monitoring. Developed algorithm of the fetal monitor is based on digital filtering, adaptive thresholding. statistical properties in the time domain and differencing of local maxima and minima. Five volunteers with low risk pregnancies, between 35 to 40 weeks of gestation and no evidence of labor, were studied for the fetal heart rate detection. A Doppler ultrasound fetal monitor was used to compare the accuracy of the measurement system. Results showed an average percent rms difference (PRD) of 5.32% in comparison with the reference ultrasound method. The fetal heart rates curve remained inside a +/- 5 beats/min limit relative to the reference ultrasound method for 84.1% of the time.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4637/36016
Uncontrolled Keywords: bdomen; algorithm; article; clinical trial; comparative study; echocardiography; electrocardiography; female; fetus heart rate; fetus monitoring; heart rate; human; instrumentation; methodology; physiology; pregnancy; reproducibility; sensitivity and specificity; signal processing; third trimester pregnancy; validation study
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Muhammad Ibrahimy
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2014 08:53
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2014 08:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/36016

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