ING-INF/06 (ELECTRONIC AND INFORMATION BIOENGINEERING)
DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL,COMPUTER AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
1st semester (27/09/2021 - 21/01/2022)
66 lesson hours
WRITTEN AND ORAL TEST
Principles of human physiology.
General principles of the interaction between the instrument and the human body.
Knowledge of physics, electrical engineering and electronics.
Programming fundamentals (Matlab, Arduino)
The course is made by two parallel paths.
The first path will examine some types of diagnostic and therapeutic instruments. It describes operating principles, design issues, state of the art and future prospects of further developments, keeping in view the problems of interaction with the human body and patient safety.
The second path is dedicated to the design, simulation, fabrication and testing of an electrical circuit aimed to acquire electrocardiographic signals (ECG). The target is to give to the students all the tools needed to carry out the complete project flow of an electrical circuit, starting from the idea and heading to the fabrication and testing.
Respiratory system: measuments and ventilation.
Cardiovascular system: The pacemaker (PM) synchronous and asynchronous. The PM-adapting frequency. The electrodes and the power of the PM.
Defibrillators: the external defibrillators in alternating current and direct current. The cardioverter. Implanted defibrillators.
Ultrasound imaging systems.
Design: choice of active and passive components. design of amplification stages, filters, feedback loops and power rails starting from specs and constraints (signal dynamics, noise and linearity).
Simulation: software (LTspice) for simulation (DC, AC and transient).
PCB fabrication: PCB layout (with KiCad) and fabrication.
Testing through Arduino and Matlab.
Set of acquisitions for final verification.
Lectures (hours/year in lecture theatre): 66
Reccomended or required readings
Slides given out through KIRO online platform.
Avanzolini G., Magosso E. - Strumentazione Biomedica. Progetto e impiego dei sistemi di misura - Pàtron - Bologna.
Webster J.G. - Strumentazione Biomedica - EdiSES - Napoli.
Aston R. - Principles of Biomedical Instrumentation and Measurement - Macmilla Publishing Company – NY
Webster J.G. - Design of Cardiac Pacemaker – IEEE PRESS
Kutz M. – Standard Handbook of Biomedical Engineering & Design – McGraw-Hill
Two tests: one for each path, also carried out in different exam sessions.
Final evaluation obtained as the weighted average of the two marks.
For the first path:
- Written test: open questions, multiple choice questions, small exercises (on some topics only)
- Written report or PowerPoint presentation on a topic selected by the student
For the second path:
- Oral test
- Written report in which the results of laboratory activities are described
Sustainable development goals - Agenda 2030