Monitoring of Fetal Heart Rate via iPhone
Recording of fetal heart rate can be reassuring for the mother about the fetus’ wellbeing. Our smart phone application can detect, record and evaluate fetal heart rate at any time. This method is based on sound wave thus free from the effects of ultrasound, and can be used all day without harming the fetus. It does not require medical assistance and easy to use at home. It reduces the queue at outpatient care units, helps pregnant women to relieve stress by listening to their unborn baby’s heartbeat. It improves mother-child relationship yet sends an alarming message if further examinations are needed to prevent the consequences of hypoxia.
KeywordsFetal heart rate Mobile application Home monitoring Phonocardiography
This study was supported by “Telemedicine focused Researches on the Fields of Medicine, Mathematics and Informatics” TÁMOP- 4.2.2.A-11/1/KONV-2012-0073 project. The research was financed by the European Union and the European Social Fund.