Course Contact Information
Instructor: Dr. Rebecca Reck
Office: 3130 Everitt Lab
Applicable semesters: Spring 2021, Fall 2020
Engineering aspects of the detection, acquisition, processing, and display of signals from living systems; biomedical sensors for measurements of biopotentials, ions and gases in aqueous solution, force, displacement, blood pressure, blood flow, heart sounds, respiration, and temperature; therapeutic and prosthetic devices; medical imaging instrumentation.
By the end of class, students will be able to…
- Understand the limitations of instrumentation in terms of accuracy, resolution, precision, and reliability.
- Analyze and design operational amplifier and instrumentation amplifier circuits to amplify biosignals.
- Analyze and design filter circuits to filter unwanted signals from biosignals.
- Understand the origin of cardiac and muscle biosignals and how they are acquired using ECG and electromyogram electrodes.
- Understand electrode circuit models and how they affect signal acquisition.
- Understand the physical modes of operation of various biosensors (amperometric, enzymatic, optical, resistive, capacitive).
- Describe and compare methods and instrumentation needed to measure pressure and flow in the body.
- Determine and characterize the factors that limit medical imaging methods in biological tissue.
- Describe the requirements and limitations of bioinstrumentation in the clinical environment.
- Function and interact cooperatively and efficiently as a team member in completing a project.
- Present work in both written and oral reports.
Schedule and Location
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- Asynchronous content:
Required textbook: Medical Instrumentation: Application and Design, 4th ed. John Webster (editor). (ISBN: 978-0-471-67600-3).
Available in print, e-text, and on reserve in Grainger Engineering Library
Last updated: January 17, 2021