Computer Organization & Architecture


Medical Instrumentation:  Application and Design

John G. Webster, Editor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Course Objectives:

  1. Operating principles of medical sensors, transducers and bio-electrodes

  2. Basic physiology and anatomy as applied to medical instrumentation

  3. Clinical terminology

  4. How to apply engineering systems modeling theory to medical instrumentation

  5. How to design basic circuitry to process bio-signals

  6. Electrical safety for medical instrumentation

  7. How to apply these concepts to design and build a medical instrumentation system

Links for Class Lectures

General Syllabus - Fall 2013

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Assignment Submissions

Chapter 1

Time Constant: first order differential equation
Damping: second-order differential equation
RL Circuit
RC Circuit

Chapter 2

Strain Gauge - Gauge Factor
Semicondictor Strain Gauge
Resistance Strain Gauge
How Pressure Sensors Work
Silicone Elastic Strain Gauge
LVDT Primer.pdf
Capacitance Sensor Theory
Fundamentals of pressure sensing technology
Infared Thermocouples
Thermocouple principles
Infared Ear Thermometer

Stretchable Resistance Element
Fabric Potentiometer
Piezoelectric effect in action
Capacitance Sensor

Chapter 3

Operational Amplifier (Wiki)
Operational Amplifier Simulation
Operational Amplifier Flash Tutorial (ASU)
Circuit Java Tutorials
Dapj Analog Simulation
Otto Schmitt

Simple Precision Rectifiers
Precision Rectifier
Precision Full Wave Rectifier
Charge Amplifier
Instrumentation Amplifier
Non-Inverting Amplifier

Low Pass Filter
High Pass Filter
Voltage Divider
Impedance of different devices
Explaining impedance
Reactance Calculator
Voltage Divider (Impedance)
Example Schematic

Chapter 4

Action Potential Generation
Myelin Sheath
Action Propagation

The Action Potential
Animation: Intro to Action Potential
Ionic Movement Action Potential
Action Potential Propagation
Animation: Action Potential
Animation:Nerve Impulse Whole Body

Spinal Reflex Arc
Skeletal muscle contraction

ECG Principle (slow)
Electrical Conduction System of the Heart
Animation:  ECG

Normal Heart Muscle

Movie: Cardiac Action Potential Propagation
Movie: Cardiac Action Potential Genesis

Retina Components
Bionic Eye

Chapter 5 - Electrodes
Disposable ECG Electrode
Heart Rate Belt

Electrode production machine

Chapter 6 - Biopotential Amplifiers

Cardiac conduction system & ECG
Animation of normal sinus rhythm & dipole
Depolarization & Formation of ECG
Body surface potential during heart beat (Animation)
Body Surface Potential (frames)

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12 Lead ECG
Normal 12 Lead ECG
Reading 12 Lead ECG's

Chapter 9 - Respiratory System

Human Lung
Lung Mechanics
Wet Spirometer
Spirometry Tests
FEV animation
Flow Volume Loop
Flow Volume Curve: CPOD
Flow Volume Curve: Asthma

Human Body - Lung
Gas Exchange
Lung Volumes and Capacities
FVC Procedure
Forced Vital Capacity
Treating COPD

Links for Class Resources

Lab Report Guidelines
Lab Manual
Example Formatted Report

Assignment Submissions

Homework & Quizes
Chapter 2 Sensing Technologies

Chapter 3 Circuits Summary

Chapter 4 Origin of Biopotentials

Assignment Submissions

Group Design Project

Group Presentation Guidelines
Alternative Power Supply

Long Term Collection Requirements

Heart Sounds
Heart Sounds Example

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