Accelerometer-based fetal movement detection

Mesbah, M., Khlif, M. S., East, C., Smeathers, J., Colditz, P., & Boashash, B. (2011) Accelerometer-based fetal movement detection. In 2011 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), IEEE, Boston, MA, USA, pp. 7877-7880.

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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.

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ID Code: 60349
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: time-frequency analysis, signal processing, accelerometry
DOI: 10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6091942
ISBN: 9781424441228
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300) > Biomedical Instrumentation (090303)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PAEDIATRICS AND REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE (111400) > Foetal Development and Medicine (111401)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Deposited On: 19 Dec 2013 01:31
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 04:07

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