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Author Karvounis, E.C. ♦ Papaloukas, C. ♦ Fotiadis, D.I. ♦ Michalis, L.K.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2004
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science ♦ Technology ♦ Medicine & health
Subject Keyword Continuous wavelet transforms ♦ Fetal heart rate ♦ Electrocardiography ♦ Wavelet transforms ♦ Abdomen ♦ Fetus ♦ Materials science and technology ♦ Cardiology ♦ Signal to noise ratio ♦ Data mining
Abstract Fetal heart rate extraction from the abdominal ECG is of great importance due to the information that carries in assessing appropriately the fetus well-being during pregnancy. In this work a novel automated method is presented for the detection of the QRS complexes of the fetus cardiac activity using multichannel maternal ECG recordings. No accessory preprocessing step for noise filtering is required. The method is based on the complex continuous wavelet transform and modulus maxima theory. The proposed method was validated using real signals, recorded at different weeks of gestation, covering most of the pregnancy period. The system performs well, since almost all fetal beats are detected (accuracy: 99.5%).
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Comput. Sci., Ioannina Univ., Greece (Karvounis, E.C.; Papaloukas, C.; Fotiadis, D.I.)
ISBN 0780389271
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2004-09-19
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 713.78 kB
Page Count 4
Starting Page 737
Ending Page 740


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library