Investigation of prenatal care through noninvasive diagnosis and analysis

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Power engineering/Power conversion/Electric machinery


The fetus is protected by the vernix caseosa, which has low electrical conductivity, and it is difficult to diagnose their state using traditional methods such as electrocardiography.


Using a SQUID (superconducting quantum interference device), which is a high sensitivity magnetic sensor, to diagnose and analyze the mother’s electrocardiograph can shed light on the level of relaxation or stress in the fetus through correlation between the mother and the fetus.
The effects of prenatal care have so far not been scientifically elucidated, but this technology may shed light on what kind of care is beneficial.


Other than measuring the effectiveness of prenatal care, it can lead to the early discovery of arrythmia in the fetus, or confirmation of the progress of early treatment through the mother using electrocardiographs.


Diagnosis through SQUID is noninvasive and it does not expose the patient to high magnetic fields like the MRI, making it a highly safe method.

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posted: 2014/05/21