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 580.471 Biomedical Instrumentation I: Signals & Systems
Course Overview
This core design course will cover fundamentals of biomedical sensors and instrumentation, FDA regulations, designing with electronics, biopotentials and ECG amplifier design, recording from heart, muscle, brain, etc., diagnostic and therapeutic devices (including pacemakers and defibrillators), applications in prosthetics and rehabilitation, and safety. The course includes extensive laboratory work involving circuits, electronics, sensor design and interface, and building complete biomedical instrumentation. The students will also carry out design challenge projects, individually or in teams (examples include "smart cane for blind", "computer interface for quadriplegic", etc.). More Info
 580.470 Biomedical Instrumentation II: Molecules & Cells
Course Overview
This core design course is tailored to explore the fundamentals of molecular and cellular measurements, related technologies and their applications in scientific research. The course will include a guided lab and challenging hands-on group projects. Emphasis will be on prevalent microtechnologies applied to developing instrumentation capable of handling cells and biological molecules, their manipulation, detection and measurements. The course will also involve a term paper consisting of a literature review on such technology. Students will research specialized instrumentation and present this in class. More Info
 580.469 Design of Economic Health Care Technologies
Course Overview
This spring semester course is offered to juniors and seniors in engineering with an interest in developing economic healthcare technologies for global healthcare needs. Healthcare technologies for global use need to be cost effective and serve the needs of a disadvantaged population. In the US as well healthcare costs are spiraling and economic healthcare technologies and solutions will be necessary. This laboratory course will focus on identifying healthcare needs, coming up with innovative technical solutions, designing and building instrument prototypes and exploring how such technologies can be disseminated globally. A new laboratory, EcoHealth, will be set up to do rapid prototyping and the students will implement independent designs in this lab after doing proper needs identification and finding appropriate target needs. Students will be required to write the problem statement and the need analysis, submit a patent on the design, and create a short proposal to seek funding from philanthropic or government/non-government agencies. More Info
 585.408.31 Biomedical Instrumentation for APL
Course Overview
This course covers the basic and advanced principles, concepts, and operations of medical sensors and devices. The origin and nature of measurable physiological signals are studied, including chemical, electrochemical, optical, and electromagnetic signals. The principles and devices to make the measurements, including design of electronic instrumentation, will be rigorously presented. This will be followed by realistic design and experimentation with amplifiers for biopotential measurements. Finally, therapeutic instrumentation such as pacemakers, defibrillators and prosthetic devices will be reviewed. There will be 4 laboratories to give students hands on experience with electronic components, sensors, biopotential measurements and testing therapeutic instrumentation. The final part of this course will cover emerging frontiers of cellular and molecular instrumentation. More Info

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