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Fetal Electrocardiography and Web based Out-of-Hospital Monitoring System

by Noor Abdul Khaliq, Salih Mahdy Al-qaraawi, Muayad Sadik Croock
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 93 - Number 3
Year of Publication: 2014
Authors: Noor Abdul Khaliq, Salih Mahdy Al-qaraawi, Muayad Sadik Croock

Noor Abdul Khaliq, Salih Mahdy Al-qaraawi, Muayad Sadik Croock . Fetal Electrocardiography and Web based Out-of-Hospital Monitoring System. International Journal of Computer Applications. 93, 3 ( May 2014), 36-41. DOI=10.5120/16198-5468

@article{ 10.5120/16198-5468,
author = { Noor Abdul Khaliq, Salih Mahdy Al-qaraawi, Muayad Sadik Croock },
title = { Fetal Electrocardiography and Web based Out-of-Hospital Monitoring System },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { May 2014 },
volume = { 93 },
number = { 3 },
month = { May },
year = { 2014 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 36-41 },
numpages = {9},
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doi = { 10.5120/16198-5468 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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%T Fetal Electrocardiography and Web based Out-of-Hospital Monitoring System
%J International Journal of Computer Applications
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%P 36-41
%D 2014
%I Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA

Recently, healthcare monitoring systems have utilized the modern wireless networks and internet technologies. One of the most developed applications in the healthcare monitoring systems is the fetal heart beat detection. The fetal heartbeat signal contains potentially precise information. This information could assist clinicians in making more appropriate and timely decisions during pregnancy period and labour. The continuous change in the fetal heartbeat signals during the pregnancy period pushes the researchers to focus on building the out-hospital monitoring system. This paper proposes an implementation of out-of-hospital fetal electrocardiogram (FECG) monitoring system. The proposed monitoring system comprises of an acquisition part and data transfer part. The acquisition part acquires FECG signal through use a Least Mean Square (LMS) based adaptive filter. In addition, this part has been written in MATLAB graphical user interface (GUI) to simplify the system usage by pregnant women. The other part uses the internet based web page to transmit FECG data to physicians for monitoring, diagnosis and pregnant care at a significantly low cost, regardless the location of pregnant women. Moreover, a database could be built at the hospital to manage the patients and physicians reports and decisions.

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Computer Science
Information Sciences


Fetal electrocardiogram (FECG) fetal heart rate (FHR) out-of-hospital health care monitoring.