Fetal R-wave detection from multichannel abdominal ECG recordings in low SNR

Kharabian, S ; Sharif University of Technology

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1109/IEMBS.2009.5333578
  3. Abstract:
  4. Abdominal recordings of fetal ECG (fECG) have lower signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) as compared with invasive procedures. In this paper we have combined two previously proposed methods, one for extracting fECG, called piCA and the other, a transformation based on Hilbert transform to enhance the R-peaks. The combination of these methods seems to work well in situations of noisy data and fetal repositioning. Also a comparison is done by using ICA in order to extract the fetal signals. Performance of both methods is studied separately. Results show that applying the transformation on the components extracted with the use of piCA (after maternal ECG cancellation), had a very good performance. Also, as piCA ranks the components according to their resemblance to maternal ECG, it could be used in automatic fetal ECG extraction algorithms
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  6. Article ; Automated pattern recognition ; Computer assisted diagnosis ; Electrocardiography ; Evaluation study ; Human ; Methodology ; Reproducibility ; Sensitivity and specificity ; Abdomen ; Algorithms ; Artificial intelligence ; Cardiotocography ; Diagnosis, computer-assisted ; Pattern recognition, automated ; Reproducibility of results
  7. Source: Proceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009 ; 2009 , Pages 344-347 ; 1557170X (ISSN)
  8. URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/5333578