Introduction to Biomedical Engineering, Biological Signal Analysis and Processing

  • Introduction to Biomedical Engineering: applications, diagnosis and treatment, biomedical instrumentation administration, security issues, Biomedical Technology and the Biomedical Engineer, their present and future.
  • Digital processing of biological signals: methods and processing techniques, design and implementation of digital filtering, applications.
  • Physiology of the heart and Electrocardiogram (ECG): the myocardium, the rhythmic heart excitation, the normal ECG, cardiac arrhythmias and their electrocardiac manifestation, the electronic instrumentation required to capture heart signals.
  • Blood pressure measurements: arterial, pulmonary and venal blood pressure, systolic and diastolic pressure, arterial pressure waveforms, transmission and reflection, blood pressure measurement methods, direct and indirect method.
  • Physiology of the brain and Electroencephalogram (EEG): elementary brain neurophysiology, function of the electroencephalograph, EEG characteristics, processing and information extraction, evoked potentials measurement and interpretation.
  • Electromyography: skeletal muscle structure, neural transmission, Electromyogram (EMG), EMG with electrical transmission, EMG applications, muscle simulation.
  • Electromechanics of biological fluids: fundamental principles of fluid mechanics, hemorrheology, circulation system, blood composition and function, cell electromechanic properties measurement techniques.

Lecturers: Dimitrios Koutsouris , George Matsopoulos

Semester: 7

Lecture Hours – Lab Hours: 3 – 0

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