Fetal heart rate
Ultrasonic Doppler signal
Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Abstract It is proposed to use information on the direction of reflector movement and extensive filtering in the detection of fetal breathing and cardiac movements in the ultrasonic Doppler signal recorded on the surface of the material abdomen. The method appears fairly insensitive to spurious signals and allows those of interest to be distinguished without any reference technique. A decision rule for breathing and cardiac rhythm detection, incorporating movement direction, amplitude, shape and periodicity criteria, is also proposed.
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