select and properly use the optimal instrument for measuring medical variables.
select and properly use the optimal instrument for measurement in biological research.
search for, select, organize, and present information related to medical instrumentation.
design and create advanced instrumentation for measurement of medical variables and in biological research.
B M E 462
( 3 Credits )
Design and application of electrodes, biopotential amplifiers, biosensors, therapeutic devices. Medical imaging. Electrical safety. Measurement of ventilation, blood pressure and flow. Lecture and lab.
ECE 342 or cons inst
Department: BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING College: College of Engineering
Medical instrumentation application and design; J. G. Webster; 4th; 2010
Required / Elective / Selected Elective
ABET Program Outcomes Associated with this Course
Program Specific Student Outcomes
(1) Understanding of biology and physiology as related to biomedical engineering needs. (2) Ability to apply knowledge of advanced mathematics (including differential equations and statistics), sciences, and engineering to solve problems at the interface of engineering and biology and to model biological systems (3) Ability to design and conduct experiments, including making measurements and interpreting experimental data from living systems and addressing the problems associated with the interaction between living systems and non-living materials and systems
Brief List of Topics to be Covered
Lecture topics Designing medical instruments
Temperature and optical sensors
Amplifiers and signal processing
Cell, nerve, and muscle potentials
Power line interference
Blood pressure sensors
Heart sound sensors
Respiratory pressure and flow
Respiratory gas concentration
Noninvasive blood-gas sensors
Clinical laboratory measurements
Pacemakers and defibrillators
Cardiac assist devices
Laboratory experiments complement the lectures.
Students are graded on homework, exams, laboratory reports, and one (1500 to 2000 words) literature review paper. Feedback is provided throughout various stages of the paper assignment.