Tele-cardiotocograph enabled by mobile technology

Chia Wei Change*, Hsin Hsi Tsai, Tsì-Uí İk, Yi Chang Wang, Jen Yau Kuo, Ho Hsin Lee, Hsuan Wang, Hui Hsuan Lau, Tsung Hsien Su

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Tocolysis is a treatment to prevent premature labor and thus can reduce the happening of perinatal and neonatal mortality. In developed and developing countries, the increasing of elderly primigravidae usually accompanies the increase in the preterm birth rate and therefore raises the need for tocolysis. To fulfill the increasing need, more tocolytic centers have been established, such as the one in Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taiwan. However, as emergent situations happen and doctors in charge are not on-site, a tele-cardiotocograph system is needed to help doctors to give proper advice by providing real-time CTG data. Currently, the solution practiced in Mackay Memorial Hospital is to send photos of the cardiotocogram to doctors by email or MMS. In this work, the team from NCTU and ITRI collaborated with Maya, Inc. to develop a remote vital sign access system called FetalCare to improve the solution in Mackay Memorial Hospital by utilizing mobile technology. With the developed system, doctors can remotely access real-time physiological data of patients via our app.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium
Subtitle of host publicationManaging a Very Connected World, APNOMS 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9784885522963
StatePublished - 24 Sep 2015
Event17th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium, APNOMS 2015 - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 19 Aug 201521 Aug 2015

Publication series

Name17th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium: Managing a Very Connected World, APNOMS 2015


Conference17th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium, APNOMS 2015
CountryKorea, Republic of


  • Biomedical monitoring
  • Fetal heart rate
  • Hospitals
  • Mobile communication
  • Monitoring
  • Real-time systems

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