Novel wearable uterine contractions detection using positive force measurement

Yi Chun Du, Po Wei Wu

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Abstract

Clinically, a bedside monitor is generally used to check uterine contractions of pregnant women. It is mainly used as basis of assessment for the later period of pregnancy. Due to the large dimensions of the monitoring apparatus, it cannot quickly monitor daily unexpected situations for pregnant women. In view of this scenario, this research established a novel wearable device for the monitoring of uterine contractions. A new sensing structure for positive force measurement (PFM) was proposed to improve accuracy and avoid unnecessary signal interference from shaking. This device also makes use of the advantage of the low-power transmission of Bluetooth 4.0 coupled with a smart-phone equipped with an APP that automatically uploads data to the cloud. Experimental results showed that the design proposed in this study could enable pregnant women to accurately detect contraction signals without interference from shaking and noise. Moreover, it could be used continuously for eight hours with a low data transmission loss rates (< 2%) within 2 m.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 13th International Conference on Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology, ECTI-CON 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467397490
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Sep 6
Event13th International Conference on Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology, ECTI-CON 2016 - Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 2016 Jun 282016 Jul 1

Publication series

Name2016 13th International Conference on Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology, ECTI-CON 2016

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology, ECTI-CON 2016
CountryThailand
CityChiang Mai
Period16-06-2816-07-01

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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