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fetal heart rate monitoring device
Fetal heart rate monitoring devices have brought information, assurance, and warnings to doctors and parents about their unborn fetus. In recent years, there has been a push to gather more information through continuous fetal heart rate (FHR) monitoring. Owlet Baby Care has created a continuous pregnancy monitor that uses electrocardiograph (ECG) technology to detect the FHR.
The product has multiple sensors to detect heart rate signals. The sensors will then send the information to the medallion to be processed through a machine learning algorithm. Next, the data will be sent to the user’s phone via an application. The Owlet Pregnancy Monitor is intended for mothers who are at least 24 weeks pregnant.
The Owlet Pregnancy Monitor is
- Does not require medical assistance
- Easy to use
However, it is only useful for the consumer and the clinical world if it correctly tracks the FHR.
In order to test the fetal heart rate accuracy of the Owlet Pregnancy Band, we compared it’s detected fetal heart beats to cardiotocography technology (CTG) for 50 pregnant women.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Day, Heather, "The Owlet Pregnancy Band: Is It Accurate?" (2020). Library/Life Sciences Undergraduate Poster Competition 2020. 11.
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