Uterine EMG Signals Spectral Analysis for Pre-Term Birth Prediction

M. G. Tsipouras


A methodology for prediction of pre-term births is presented in this paper. The methodology is based on the analysis of EHG signals and data mining techniques. Initially, spectral and non-linear characteristics of the EHG are extracted, forming a pattern that is used to train a classifier to discriminate between term and pre-term cases. The method has been tested using a benchmark EHG database, and the obtained results indicate its effectiveness in accurate pre-term/term labour prediction.


preterm delivery, electrohysterogram, EHG signal processing, uterine electromyogram

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