Catalogue 2013 - 2014

BME 331 Bioinstrumentation


3 cr.


BME 202, ENGR 208 or EE 205.

Course Description

This course introduces students to the principles and techniques of acquiring data from the human body. Topics include measurement terminology, conversion of analog and digital signals, transduction, sensors, and medical imaging. Students will learn how to measure a wide variety of physiologically relevant phenomena including: temperature, pressure, flow, bioelectric signals, and concentration of biochemical analytes. Students explore the design features of instrumentation related to making measurements from the following physiological systems: cardiovascular system, nervous system, and respiratory system. Students design, build and validate biomedical amplifier circuits, specify off-the-shelf equipment, and study the latest advances in medical instrumentation.