|Instructor(s)||Mohammad Ali Tavallaei [Coordinator]|
Phone: (416) 979-5000 x 6078
Office Hours: Tuesdays 4-5 pm
|Calendar Description||This course deals with the application and design of medical instrumentation systems for which the source of the signals is living tissue or energy applied to living tissues. The major emphasis will be on, transduction principles, sensors, detectors, electronic signal conditioning and processing techniques, and electrical safety standards for medical instrumentation. Some of the major topics include: sensors and transducers - e.g. displacement, resistive, inductive, capacitive, piezoelectric, temperature, radiation thermometry, optical etc.; special-purpose amplification and signal processing techniques; ECG-EMG-EEG biopotential electrodes and amplifiers; non-invasive blood pressure, flow-rate and volume sensing and measurement techniques; respiratory plethysmography; electrochemical biosensors and laboratory instruments; medical imaging systems; and designs for electrical safety. Important instrumentation design concepts are illustrated through design labs, a final design project, and use of circuit simulation tools.|
|Prerequisites||BLG 601 and BME 532 and BME 538 and BLG 701 and BME 506 and CEN 199|
|Learning Objectives (Indicators)|
At the end of this course, the successful student will be able to:
NOTE:Numbers in parentheses refer to the graduate attributes required by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).
3.0 hours of lecture per week for 13 weeks
|Teaching Assistants||Karl Magtibay (email@example.com)|
Nauman Baig (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Note: In order for a student to pass a course with "Theory and Laboratory" components, in addition to earning a minimum overall course mark of 50%, the student must pass the Laboratory and Theory portions separately by achieving a minimum of 50% in the combined Laboratory components and 50% in the combined Theory components. Please refer to the "Course Evaluation" section for details on the Theory and Laboratory components.
|Examinations||Midterm exam in Week 7, two hours, closed book (covers up to the prior week of the midterm exam).|
Final exam, during exam period, three hours, closed-book (covers Weeks 1-13).
|Other Evaluation Information||None|
|Other Information||Major Design Lab Project|
In the course project students will design a biomedical signal acquisition and processing system based on LabView-Microprocessor/Microcontroller interface. The project is open ended and the student can choose the measurand, appropriate transduction principle, components, and quantification approaches for their design however adhering to the general
design process for medical instrumentation. The project groups will be same as the lab groups. The last 4 weeks of the lab sessions will be used for the project work. The students can do the ground work for the project from the start of the course and will submit a proposal outlining their design plan with proper justifications of their design considerations by Week 8 and should get it evaluated and approved by the Instructor/TA. From week 9 to 13 students will engage in the implementation phase. During this phase students will consult with the instructor/TA to discuss their weekly progress and incorporate feedbacks to improve their design. The last week of their respective lab sessions, the students will demonstrate their projects to the Instructor/TA and submit a report with the following sections: problem definition, literature survey (pertaining to justification for their design), methodology, implementation details, and performance analysis. The project reports should be written in a manner that the main theme of the project can be understood by a non-technical reader. Individual student contributions are to be highlighted with consent from all the group members. The project will be evaluated based on the proposed design considerations incorporating the following four factors: (i) Signal, (ii) Medical, (iii) Environmental, and (iv) Economic (Refer to Figure 1.8 in the Text Book for more details). The report should clearly justify the design choices with respect to the above four factors.
Chapter 1 All Sections Chapter 14 Sections 14.1-14.9
Basic Concepts of Med. Instru. & Electrical Safety
Chapter 2 Sections 2.1-2.12 Chapter 10 Sections 10.1-10.2 and 10.9
Basic Sensors & Principles
Chapter 3 Sections All
Amplifiers and Signal Processing
Chapter 4-6 Sections 4.1-4.2 5.1-5.8 6.1-6.7 6.10 , (Self Study Sections 4.3-4.9)
Bio Potential-origins Electrodes and Amplifiers
Chapters 7-9 and 11 Sections 7.1 7.9 7.10 7.13 8.3-8.7 9.5 11ALL
Applications: Measurements of Blood Pressure Flow Volume and Respiratory System. Overview of Laboratory Instrumentation
Chapter 12 Sections 12.5 12.7 12.8 12.12
Medical Imaging: Radiography Ultrasonography Computed Tomography Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Design Lab 0: Introduction & Review
Design Lab 1: Sensors
Design Lab 2: Amplifiers and Signal Processing
Design Lab3: ECG - Measurement and Monitoring
Project (Major Design Lab): Biomedical Signal Acquisition - Microcontroller-Labview Interface Based System
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