Introduction to Medical Electronics Applications

Author: L. Nokes
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780080535104
Release Date: 1995-03-17
Genre: Science

Medical electronics, or more specifically the instrumentation used in physiological measurement, has changed significantly over the last few years. Developments in electronics technology have offered new and enhanced applications, especially in the areas of data recording and analysis and imaging technology. These changes have been accompanied by more stringent legislation on safety and liability. This book is designed to meet the needs of students on the growing number of courses, undergraduate and MSc. It is a concise and accessible introduction offering a broad overview that encompasses the various contributing disciplines.

Applications Challenges and Advancements in Electromyography Signal Processing

Author: Naik, Ganesh R.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781466660915
Release Date: 2014-05-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering

"This book provides an updated overview of signal processing applications and recent developments in EMG from a number of diverse aspects and various applications in clinical and experimental research"--Provided by publisher.

VLSI in Medicine

Author: Norman G. Einspruch
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9781483217833
Release Date: 2014-12-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

VLSI Electronics Microstructure Science, Volume 17: VLSI in Medicine deals with the more important applications of VLSI in medical devices and instruments. This volume is comprised of 11 chapters. It begins with an article about medical electronics. The following three chapters cover diagnostic imaging, focusing on such medical devices as magnetic resonance imaging, neurometric analyzer, and ultrasound. Chapters 5, 6, and 7 present the impact of VLSI in cardiology. The electrocardiograph, implantable cardiac pacemaker, and the use of VLSI in Holter monitoring are detailed in these chapters. The neurostimulator is described in Chapter 8. Chapter 9 discusses both implantable and external drug infusion pumps and describes the use of VLSI in a particular external pump. The last two chapters cover topics that apply to the entire field of medical electronics. Engineers, scientists, medical practitioners and researchers will find the book very useful.

Analysis and Application of Analog Electronic Circuits to Biomedical Instrumentation

Author: Robert B. Northrop
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203492730
Release Date: 2004-06-02
Genre: Medical

This book introduces the basic mathematical tools used to describe noise and its propagation through linear systems and provides a basic description of the improvement of signal-to-noise ratio by signal averaging and linear filtering. The text also demonstrates how op amps are the keystone of modern analog signal conditioning systems design, and illustrates their use in isolation and instrumentation amplifiers, active filters, and numerous biomedical instrumentation systems and subsystems. It examines the properties of the ideal op amp and applies this model to the analysis of various circuits. It explores models and architectures of the ...building blocks... of the signal conditioning systems used to monitor and measure medical data.

Wearable Monitoring Systems

Author: Annalisa Bonfiglio
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441973842
Release Date: 2010-12-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering

As diverse as tomorrow’s society constituent groups may be, they will share the common requirements that their life should become safer and healthier, offering higher levels of effectiveness, communication and personal freedom. The key common part to all potential solutions fulfilling these requirements is wearable embedded systems, with longer periods of autonomy, offering wider functionality, more communication possibilities and increased computational power. As electronic and information systems on the human body, their role is to collect relevant physiological information, and to interface between humans and local and/or global information systems. Within this context, there is an increasing need for applications in diverse fields, from health to rescue to sport and even remote activities in space, to have real-time access to vital signs and other behavioral parameters for personalized healthcare, rescue operation planning, etc. This book’s coverage will span all scientific and technological areas that define wearable monitoring systems, including sensors, signal processing, energy, system integration, communications, and user interfaces. Six case studies will be used to illustrate the principles and practices introduced.

EHealth

Author: Bernd Blobel
Publisher: Pro Universitate
ISBN: 3898380890
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Bioinformatics


Technologies and Applications of Artificial Intelligence

Author: Shin-Ming Cheng
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319139876
Release Date: 2014-11-17
Genre: Computers

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Technologies and Applications of Artificial Intelligence, held in Taipei, Taiwan, in November 2014. The 23 revised full papers, 3 short papers, and 8 workshop papers presented at the international track of the conference were carefully reviewed and selected from overall 93 submissions to the international track, domestic track, and international workshops for inclusion in this volume. The papers feature original research results and practical development experiences among researchers and application developers from the many AI related areas including machine learning, data mining, statistics, computer vision, web intelligence, information retrieval, and computer games.

Handbook of Biosensors and Electronic Noses

Author: Erika Kress-Rogers
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0849389054
Release Date: 1996-10-24
Genre: Medical

In developing the electronic nose and biosensor devices, researchers not only copy biochemical pathways, but also use nature's approach to signal interpretation as a blueprint for man-made sensing systems. Commercial biosensors have demonstrated their benefits and practical applications, providing high sensitivity and selectivity, combined with a significant reduction in sample preparation assay time and the use of expensive reagents. The Handbook of Biosensors and Electronic Noses discusses design and optimization for the multitude of practical uses of these devices including:

Advancements of Medical Electronics

Author: Somsubhra Gupta
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9788132222569
Release Date: 2015-01-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The book is a collection of peer-reviewed scientific papers submitted by active researchers in the 1st International Conference on Advancements of Medical Electronics (ICAME2015). The conference is organized jointly by the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Electronics and Communication Engineering, JIS College of Engineering, West Bengal, India. The primary objective of the conference is to strengthen interdisciplinary research and its applications for the welfare of humanity. A galaxy of academicians, professionals, scientists, statesman and researchers from different parts of the country and abroad got together and shared their knowledge. The book presents research articles of medical image processing & analysis, biomedical instrumentation & measurements, DSP & clinical applications, embedded systems & its applications in healthcare. The book can be referred as a tool for further research.

Operational Amplifier Circuits

Author: Brian C.J. Moore
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781483135571
Release Date: 2013-09-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Operational Amplifier Circuits provides a single source of information covering the basic principles of operational amplifier circuits. Operational amplifier applies to a very high gain, differential input, direct coupled amplifier whose operating characteristics are determined by external feedback elements. This work contains five chapters. Chapter 1 describes the characteristics and application of an ideal operation amplifier, as well as the operation of inverting and non-inverting amplifiers. Chapter 2 discusses the concept, principles, and application of frequency response, slew rate, and bandwidth. Chapter 3 deals with operational amplifier circuits that generate signals. This chapter specifically tackles the four common circuits, including square, triangular, sawtooth, and sine waves. Chapter 4 explores the classification, characteristics, and mode of operation of power amplifiers and power supplies, while Chapter 5 highlights the selected application of operational amplifiers. This book will prove useful to electronics and design engineers, technicians, and electronics students.

Advances in Biomedical Engineering

Author: J. H. U. Brown
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781483214979
Release Date: 2014-05-09
Genre: Health & Fitness

Advances in Biomedical Engineering, Volume 6, is a collection of papers that discusses the role of integrated electronics in medical systems and the usage of biological mathematical models in biological systems. Other papers deal with the health care systems, the problems and methods of approach toward rehabilitation, as well as the future of biomedical engineering. One paper discusses the use of system identification as it applies to biological systems to estimate the values of a number of parameters (for example, resistance, diffusion coefficients) by indirect means. More particularly, the indirect approach concerns the application techniques only in the respiratory system. Another paper describes the status of custom integrated electronics in medicine—that significant improvements in the quality, accessibility, and cost of health care can be achieved through innovating their applications in medicine. These integrated electronics include subcutaneous, supercutaneous, percutaneous, transcutaneous, and extracutaneous applications. One paper reviews the excitation and control of skeletal muscle such as in therapeutic electrical stimulation and suppression of undesired movement. An important part of electrical stimulation sensory feedback mechanism which will allow the investigator to have move functional control over the extremities or limbs being tested. The collection can prove valuable to micro-biologists, bio-chemists, physiologists, developmental biologists, and investigators involved in physical rehabilitation and biomaterials research.

Advances in Human Aspects of Healthcare

Author: Vincent Duffy
Publisher: AHFE Conference
ISBN: 9781495120930
Release Date: 2014-07-19
Genre:

Now more than ever, the design of systems and devices for effective and safe healthcare delivery has taken center stage. And the importance of human factors and ergonomics in achieving this goal can’t be ignored. Underlining the utility of research in achieving effective design, Advances in Human Aspects of Healthcare discusses how human factors and ergonomics principles can be applied to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness in patient care. Topics include the design of work environments to improve satisfaction and well-being of patients, healthcare providers, and professionals. The book explores new approaches for improving healthcare devices such as portable ultrasound systems, better work design, and effective communications and systems support. It also examines healthcare informatics for the public and usability for patient users, building on results from usability studies for medical personnel. Several chapters explore quality and safety while others examine medical error for risk factors and information transfer in error reduction. The book provides an integrated review of physical, cognitive, and organizational aspects that facilitates a systems approach to implementation. These features and more allow practitioners to gain a deeper understanding of the issues in healthcare delivery and the role ergonomics and human factors can play in solving them.