BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION LM
Stampa
Enrollment year
2020/2021
Academic year
2021/2022
Regulations
DM270
Academic discipline
ING-INF/06 (ELECTRONIC AND INFORMATION BIOENGINEERING)
Department
DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL,COMPUTER AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Course
ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
Curriculum
PERCORSO COMUNE
Year of study
Period
1st semester (27/09/2021 - 21/01/2022)
ECTS
6
Lesson hours
66 lesson hours
Language
Italian
Activity type
WRITTEN AND ORAL TEST
Teacher
BELTRAMI GIORGIO (titolare) - 2 ECTS
MATRONE GIULIA - 4 ECTS
Prerequisites
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)
Learning outcomes
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.
Course contents
First path:
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.
Infusion pumps.
Ultrasound imaging systems.
Flowmeters.

Second path:
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.
Components soldering.
Testing through Arduino and Matlab.
Set of acquisitions for final verification.
Teaching methods
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
Assessment methods
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
Further information
Sustainable development goals - Agenda 2030
Goals: 3; 4; 9
The goals