Design of Multiple Ground System for Maternal Defibrillation

A. Jeremic[1], E. Khoshrowshahli[2]
[1]Electrical & Computer Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
[2]Biomedical Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Published in 2014

Although cardiac arrest may be statistically insignificant event financial and more important emotional costs in such cases are quite devastating.

In this paper we study the effects of multiple grounding pads. Namely, we believe that by placing multiple pads in the lower abdominal part we would be able to decrease the current density that would be dissipated to fetus and amniotic liquid.

As a preliminary result in this paper we utilize COMSOL Multiphysics® software with the AC/DC Module to develop the code that can be used as a subroutine in the optimization process which could result in the optimal number of pads as well as their positions.