Accelerometer-based fetal movement detection

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Accelerometer-based fetal movement detection

Show simple item record Mesbah, M Khlif, M.S. East, C Smeathers, J Colditz, P Boashash, B 2012-06-18T07:39:08Z 2012-06-18T07:39:08Z 2011
dc.identifier.citation M. Mesbah, M. S. Khlif, C. East, J. Smeathers, P. Colditz and B. Boashash, “Accelerometer-based fetal movement detection,” in Proc. 2011 Annual Int. Conf. of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp. 7877 – 7880, Boston, MA, Sept. 2011. en_US
dc.description This paper presents the results of an accelerometer-based fetal movement detector . (Additional details can be found in the comprehensive book on Time-Frequency Signal Analysis and Processing (see In addition, the most recent upgrade of the original software package that calculates Time-Frequency Distributions and Instantaneous Frequency estimators can be downloaded from the web site: This was the first software developed in the field, and it was first released publicly in 1987 at the 1st ISSPA conference held in Brisbane, Australia, and then continuously updated).
dc.description.abstract Monitoring fetal wellbeing is a compelling problem in modern obstetrics. Clinicians have become increasingly aware of the link between fetal activity (movement), well-being, and later developmental outcome. We have recently developed an ambulatory accelerometer-based fetal activity monitor (AFAM) to record 24-hour fetal movement. Using this system, we aim at developing signal processing methods to automatically detect and quantitatively characterize fetal movements. The first step in this direction is to test the performance of the accelerometer in detecting fetal movement against real-time ultrasound imaging (taken as the gold standard). This paper reports first results of this performance analysis. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher IEEE en_US
dc.subject ambulatory accelerometer
dc.subject fetal activity monitor
dc.subject fetal movement detection
dc.subject obstetrics
dc.subject real-time ultrasound imaging
dc.subject time-frequency analysis
dc.subject t-f signal processing
dc.subject t-f detection
dc.title Accelerometer-based fetal movement detection en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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