Assessment of Uterine Contractile Activity during a Pregnancy Based on a Nonlinear Analysis of the Uterine Electromyographic Signal

  • D. Radomski
  • A. Grzanka
  • S. Graczyk
  • A. Przelaskowski
Part of the Advances in Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 47)


Monitoring of a pregnancy course is one of socially important application of biomedical engineering in clinical medicine. In this paper we evaluated a possibility of a nonlinear analysis of an electrohystegraphical signal for assessment of an uterine contractile activity during a pregnancy. This analysis was performed based on a sample entropy statistic. The obtained initial results confirmed that this method could provide clinical useful information for an obstetrical care.


Fetal Heart Rate Sample Entropy Approximate Entropy Uterine Activity Nonlinear Time Series Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Radomski
    • 1
  • A. Grzanka
    • 2
  • S. Graczyk
    • 3
  • A. Przelaskowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Nuclear and Medical ElectronicsInstitute of Radioelectronics Warsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Electronic SystemsWarsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland
  3. 3.Department of Mother and Child HealthPoznan University of Medical SciencePoznańPoland

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