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17AMBPNK - Design&Construction of Medical Devices/Practical Exercises

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17AMBPNK KZ 2 0+2
Roman Matějka (guarantor)
Department of Biomedical Technology

This course will introduce students with basics of design, construction and development process of devices which are used in medical, clinical or laboratory practice. Subject will be divided in two parts. Theoretical part will that follow these topics: basic philosophy of device design and construction, materials, components, laws and standards, process of developments from blueprints and prototype to „ready to sell“ device. Practical part will introduce students into blueprints designs, circuit and schematics drawing, PCB design and development, soldering THT and SMT components, signal conditioning and processing, data acquisition. Also students will develop their simple prototype device and create measuring application in LabVIEW.


Developing simple device chosen from list of available prototypes, i.e. determining problem and goal of selected device/prototype, circuit and PCB design, soldering components, creating measuring application in LabVIEW, presenting results.

Syllabus of lectures:

1.Device design philosophy, determining problem and goal.

2.Selecting right components for design, suppliers and manufacturers.

3.Making circuit design and simulation in MULTISIM and designing PCBs in ULTIBOARD.

4.PCB development process, soldering and creating simple device prototype.

5.Data acquisition, signal analysis and processing.

6.Developing measuring application in LabVIEW development system.

7.Laws, standards, patents, business.

Syllabus of tutorials:

Available prototypes to design

Students will select one from this list of prototypes. These prototypes will be developed during practical lectures.

Available topics:

- blood pressure monitor - non-invasive and invasive,

- spirometer,

- bio signal analyser - ECG, EMG, EOG,

- absorption spectrometer.

Study Objective:

To develop a more detailed view of the design and development of medical devices applied to practical situations, which include: instrumentation amplifier utilization, common mode signal suppression, galvanic isolation and connection of the specialized sensors and transducers.

Study materials:

[1] Encyclopedia of Medical Devices and Instrumentation - John G. Webster (authorized access

[2] Wiley Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering [online]. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., c1999-2007. Poslední změna 2007 [cit. 2007-05-11]. (authorized access

[3] Webster, J. G. Medical Instrumentation. Application and Design. 3. ed. Boston: Wiley. 1997

[4] Bronzino, J. D. The Biomedical Engineering Handbook (Volume I. and II.). 2nd ed. Boca Raton: CRC Press. 1999

[5] Biomedical instruments : theory and design / Walter Welkowitz, Sid Deutsch, Metin Akay. - San Diego : Academic Press, c1992. - xiv, 377 s. : il. - ISBN 0-12-744151-4.

[6] Measurement, instrumentation, and sensors handbook : CRCnetBASE. - Boca Raton, Fla. : Chapman & Hall/CRC, c1999. - 1 elektronický optický disk (CD-ROM) - ISBN 0-8493-2145-x. - ISSN 1523-3014.

[7] Sensors and circuits : sensors, transducers, and supporting circuits for electronic instrumentation, measurement, and control / Joseph J. Carr. - Upper Saddle River : Prentice-Hall, 1993. - xii, 324 s. : il. - ISBN 0-13-805631-5.

[8] Design of biomedical devices and systems / Paul H. King, Richard C. Fries. - New York : Marcel Dekker, c2003. - xv, 585 s., 4 příl. : il. - ISBN 0-8247-0889-X.

[9] Design of pulse oximeters / edited by J.G. Webster. - Bristol ; Philadelphia : Institut of Physics Pub., 1997. - xvi, 244 s. : il. - ISBN 0-7503-0467-7.

[10] Design and development of medical electronic instrumentation : a practical perspective of the design, construction, and test of medical devices / David Prutchi, Michael Norris.. - Hoboken : Wiley, c2005.. - xv, 461 s. : il. - ISBN 0-471-67623-3.

The course is a part of the following study plans:

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