Design of a portable fetal heart rate and uterine contraction monitor

Chih Lung Lin, Tz Yi Liu, Han Chang Wu, Shuenn Tsong Young, Maw Huei Lee, Te Son Kuo

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Abstract

A new portable fetal heart rate (FHR) and uterine contraction (UC) monitor has been developed. The system is portable, light weight, small size, battery powered. It provides a predetermined `long-term' monitoring, and stores abnormal data. Only one 9 V commercial battery is used for the whole system, so it could be used safely by the high risk pregnant woman to monitor the abnormal FHR and UT activities when she is not in the hospital. When the microprocessor-based system detects a predetermined `long-term' abnormal activities, it can activate the appropriate alarm to advise the pregnant woman to go to hospital as soon as possible. The abnormal data from the monitor are not transmitted to the hospital's personal computer till the pregnant woman receives medical treatment. A PC-based software to display the long-term abnormal FHR and UT data from the portable monitor by using window figures or graphs has also been provided, and these figures could help clinical doctors make diagnoses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-52
Number of pages2
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the 1996 18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 2 (of 5) - Amsterdam, Neth
Duration: 1996 Oct 311996 Nov 3

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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