Noninvasive fetal electrocardiogram (FECG) through multichannel maternal abdominal sensing requires a suitable signal processing to enhance the signal-to-noise ratio and produce a single FECG signal from which parameters of interest, such as fetal heart rate, can be determined. Several processing techniques have been presented in the literature, which can benefit from the number of channels involved in the processing. Among these, the recently presented spatio-temporal filtering (STF) performs a weighted sum of QRS complexes to produce the enhanced FECG signal, whose weighting coefficients are calculated on the basis of the quality of synchronization among different channels. After analyzing clinical FECG signals and proving that a deterministic time offset can affect abdominal FECG channels, this paper proposes an algorithm for the automatic compensation of such systematic effect, as a preprocessing block of STF-like techniques. © 2001-2012 IEEE.
|Titolo:||Detection and compensation of interchannel time offsets in indirect fetal ECG sensing|
|Autori interni:||MELILLO, Paolo|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Rivista:||IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|