Knowledge of Physics I and II, Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry Bioelectricity and Biomagnetism, Analysis and Processing of Biosignals, Electronics, Instrumentation and Data Acquisition Systems at the level of 1st cycle of studies.
Laboratory work and small experimental projects related to the lectured subjects.
Development of biosensor devices for identification of specific compounds in important areas as health, environment, food industry and others.
To know the features of the main physiological and environmental transducers and their applications
To know the methods for detection, measurement and recording of biomedical signals.
To know themethods for biomedical signal analysis.
To know the main application areas in biomedicine.
The concept of Biosensor. Selectivity, sensitivity, stability and response time. Detection by biocatalytic or by binding event. Enzymatic biosensors and imunossensores.
Biological recognition elements. Immobilization of biological compounds.
Surface characterization and modification. Coatings with membrane sensors.
Transducers. Performance factors. In vitro and in vivo monitoring. Lab-on-a-chip
Biosensors stability. The evolution of the glucose biosensor. Last generation biosensors. Future prospects.
Physiological and environmental Transducers/Sensors. Principles and general concepts. Static and dynamic parameters.
Study and application of some sensors.
Readout, conditioning and amplifier electrical circuits.
Biomedical signals. Electrocardiography, Electromiography. Interference and noise. Analog filters.
Analog and digital signals. Digitization. Sampling. Quantization and aliasing errors.
Report of a seminar or field trip: 15.0%
Synthesis work: 15.0%
Laboratory work or Field work: 20.0%
Medical Instrumentation: Application and Design, 3rd Edition, John G. Webster (Editor) ISBN: 0-471-15368-0 Hardcover 720 pages August 1997
The Measurement, Instrumentation and Sensors Handbook, edited by John G. Webster, CRC Press,1999
The Biomedical engineering Handbook, Ed. Joseph Bronzino, CRC Press, 2000
Sensors and Tranducers A Guide for technicians, 2nd ed. Ian Sinclair, 1998
Biomedical Signal Processing and Signal Modeling, Eugene N. Bruce, Wiley, 2001
Sensors and Signal Conditioning, R. Pallás-Areny/John Webster, John Wiley and Sons, 1991
Artigos científicos recentes relacionados com os temas leccionados/ Recent scientific papers related to the lectured subjects