Catalogue 2018 - 2019

BME 331 Bioinstrumentation


3 cr.


BME 202, EE 205/HONE 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. The design features of instrumentation related to making measurements from physiological systems are explored. Students design, build and validate biomedical amplifier circuits, specify off-the-shelf equipment, and study the latest advances in medical instrumentation.