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ANALYSIS OF HEART SOUND OF FOETAL USING DIGITAL

STETHOSCOPE
R.LOGESWARI,

logeswariraj14@gmail.com , Mrs. P. SUTHA

V.VENNILA, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BME,

vennilavaanmathy@gmail.com , PSNACET.

J.VINITHA, Mrs. V. JAYANTHI

vinithajeevanandam@gmail.com HOD OF BME

FINAL YEAR BIOMEDICAL, PSNACET.

PSNACET.

foetal, amniotic fluid noise, motion

ABSTRACT artifacts. The real time clinical data for 6

Variations in foetal heart rate (FHR) is a


potential indicator of stress on unborn in
pregnant women were taken and analysis
the womb of mother. In hospital,
for normal abnormal by calculating the
ultrasound based Doppler equipment is
amplitude and time of S1, S2 of foetal
used for performing the FHR surveillance.
heart sound is done.
However, a recent study says that frequent
exposure of ultrasound radiation to foetal KEYWORDS:CARDIOTOCOGRAPHY,
is not recommended for the well being of PHONOCARDIOGRAPHY, SIGNAL
foetus. Thus this work focused on usage PROCESSING.
of digital stethoscope for extraction of
foetal heart sound. The stethoscope was
used to hear the heart sound and murmur
which are in low amplitude and frequency.
This system records the foetal heart sound
from the pregnant women and alerts the
physician about the abnormalities. The
extracted heart sound is fed into
MATLAB, the low pass filter was
designed that it cancels the EMG signal of