Foetal Heart Monitoring by Means of Optical MagnetometryInternal organs in the human body are characterized by a particular conductive tissue, so, in relation to their activities, they generate electric currents that, according to classical physics, produce weak magnetic fields around the body. Foetal magnetocardiography is a non-invasive and harmless diagnostic tool that aims to evaluate the electric activity of the foetal heart by measuring the magnetic field over the abdomen of a pregnant woman. This novel approach, currently investigated in collaboration with Korea institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), will improve the foetal heart beat signal and separate it from the signals generated by the mother’s heartbeat, uterine contractions, muscle movement and noise.
I completed my Bachelor’s degree and my Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering respectively in 2005 and 2008 at the Polytechnic University of Marche in Italy. In June 2009 I started my PhD at the Electron Science Research Institute.
Ms Valentina Tiporlini
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