Journal article

Personalized Anatomic Modeling for Noninvasive Fetal ECG: Methodology and Applications

E Keenan, C Karmakar, FC Brownfoot, M Palaniswami

IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement | Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) | Published : 2021

Abstract

Fetal cardiac monitoring is one of the cornerstones of modern obstetric care. Noninvasive fetal electrocardiography (NI-FECG) is an emerging modality for monitoring fetal well-being using electrical signals recorded from the maternal abdomen. However, the reliability of NI-FECG extraction techniques remains highly variable due to a range of technical and clinical factors, such as sensor placement and interindividual anatomic variations. In this work, we propose, develop, and validate an open-source method for modeling these variations, including changes in maternal body structure and fetal position using two clinical NI-FECG databases. To validate our model's accuracy, we first assess its pe..

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