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Fetal Monitor, Quality Control, Biomedical Simulator, Arduino.
In this study it is presented the implementation of a low-cost automated prototype, in an open code platform, that simulates maternal fetal signals, allowing test executions and fetal detectors. The goal is guaranteeing the use of these equipments in a safe, effective way in the monitoring of maternal fetal signals in hospital environments, since the simulator is used to evaluate the correct use of the equipment. Another possible application of the simulator is as a teaching tool. The results are demonstrated in a man-machine interface, the views of the measurements of fetal movement, uterine activity and fetal heart rate, generated by the simulator. The values demonstrated in the man-machine interface can be compared with the ones presented by the fetal monitor. With this comparison it is possible to check the correct functioning of the equipment tested.