Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Sensors in medical instrumentation

EE-511

Lecturer(s) :

Aminian Kamiar

Language:

English

Summary

Fundamental principles and methods used for physiological signal conditioning. Resistive, capacitive, inductive, piezoelectric and optical techniques used to detect and convert physiological information's to electrical signals. Laboratory and ambulatory devices for monitoring and therapy.

Content

1. Physiological Mesurands
Biopotentials; bioimpedance; mechanical, acoustic and thermal signals
2. Noise in medical instrumentation
Source and nature of the noise; noise reduction; instrumentation amplifier
for biopotential measurement
3. Biopotential measurement
Electrodes; ECG, EMG and EEG measurement
4. Resistive sensors
Thermistor and its biomedical applications; strain gage for the
measurement of blood pressure; force and accelerations of the body
5. Inductive sensors
Simple and mutual inductance and its medical applications
6. Capacitive sensors
Respiratory flow measurement by the gradient of pressure
7. Piezoelectric sensors
Force platform, accelerometer, angular rate sensor for the measurement
of tremors and body movements, ultrasound transducer : measurement of
pressure and flow rate
8. Optical sensors
Photoplethysmography; pulsed oxymetry
9. Example of applications

Keywords

sensors, instrumentation, biomedical devices, physiological measurement, monitoring

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

courses en electrical circuit, basic electronics

Recommended courses

measuring systems or electronics or sensors

Important concepts to start the course

basic electronics, basic physics

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra, with exercises

Expected student activities

home work, short quizzes during semester

Assessment methods

Written

Resources

Bibliography

Medical Instrumentation : Application and design, JG Webster

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

Slides copies (to be completed during the lectures)

Polycopies (in French only)

Prerequisite for

Semester project and Master project

In the programs

Reference week

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  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German