Autocorrelation techniques in fetal monitoring

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1985 Jan 1;151(1):2-6. doi: 10.1016/0002-9378(85)90413-2.


Fetal monitors that feature autocorrelation have recently been introduced. This paper discusses autocorrelation and describes how it extracts periodic signals from a noisy background. An example of its performance under clinical conditions demonstrating advantages and limitations is discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Computers
  • Electrocardiography
  • Female
  • Fetal Monitoring / instrumentation*
  • Heart Rate
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Ultrasonics