Signal to Noise Ratio in Intrauterine Environment During Acoustic Stimulation

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 526)


Acoustic stimulation in prenatal period is the issue that interest growing group of people. In this paper the ratio of maternal internal sounds (noise) and attenuated sounds from external environment (signal) is considered. There is indicated that only narrow range of frequencies is not drowned by internal sounds. The problem of a distance of sound source was also considered. It was noticed that the application of sound source on maternal abdomen does not increase the sound level in the uterus.


Signal to noise ratio Sound attenuation Music therapy 



The work has been partially financed by Polish Ministry of Science and Silesian University of Technology statutory financial support for young researchers BKM–508/RAu–3/2016.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer ScienceSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland
  2. 2.Department of Informatics and Medical Equipment, Faculty of Biomedical EngineeringSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland
  3. 3.Institute of AnthropologyWrocław University of Environmental and Life SciencesWrocławPoland

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