The book fills a void as a textbook with hands-on laboratory exercises designed for biomedical engineering undergraduates in their senior year or the first year of graduate studies specializing in electrical aspects of bioinstrumentation. Each laboratory exercise concentrates on measuring a biophysical or biomedical entity, such as force, blood pressure, temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, etc., and guides students though all the way from sensor level to data acquisition and analysis on the computer. The book distinguishes itself from others by providing electrical circuits and other measurement setups that have been tested by the authors while teaching undergraduate classes at their home institute over many years.
- Hands-on laboratory exercises on measurements of biophysical and biomedical variables
- Each laboratory exercise is complete by itself and they can be covered in any sequence desired by the instructor during the semester
- Electronic equipment and supplies required are typical for biomedical engineering departments
- Data collected by undergraduate students and data analysis results are provided as samples
- Additional information and references are included for preparing a report or further reading at the end of each chapter
Students using this book are expected to have basic knowledge of electrical circuits and troubleshooting. Practical information on circuit components, basic laboratory equipment, and circuit troubleshooting is also provided in the first chapter of the book.
Mesut Sahin earned his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from IstanbulTechnical University in 1986. After graduation, he worked for a telecommunicationcompany, Teletas A.S., in Istanbul in hardware and softwaredevelopment of phone exchanges until 1990. He earned the M.S. degreein 1993 and a Ph.D. degree in 1998, both in biomedical engineering, particularlyin the field of neural engineering, from Case Western ReserveUniversity, Cleveland, Ohio. After post-doctoral training at the sameinstitute, he joined Louisiana Tech University as an Assistant Professor in2001. He has been on the faculty of Biomedical Engineering at New JerseyInstitute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey since 2005, and currently isa Full Professor, where he teaches bioinstrumentation and neural engineeringcourses. His research interests are mainly in neural modulationand development of novel neural prosthetic approaches. He has authoredmore than 90 peer-reviewed publications. Dr Sahin is an Associate Editorof IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems and a SeniorMember of IEEE/EMBS.Howard Fidel served as Vice President of Technology for IREX/Johnson and Johnson Ultrasound, where he developed the market leadingMeridian Cardiology system. After leaving Johnson and Johnson in1986, he founded Universal Sonics Corporation, as a contract engineeringcompany and a manufacturer of OEM Medical Devices supporting theUltrasound and Medical Device industry. Universal Sonics' customer baseincluded many well-known clients, including ATL, Acuson, Biosound, andmany others. After the acquisition of Universal Sonics by US Surgical, Mr.Fidel left to become Chief Operating Officer of Stern Ultrasound, a startupcompany that was in the process of developing a mid-market ultrasoundsystem. Later he functioned as C.T.O. and C.O.O of 3G Ultrasound.In 2017, Mr. Fidel became an adjunct Professor at the New Jersey Instituteof Technology teaching biomedical engineering. Mr. Fidel earned a BEdegree with High Honors from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1972, anMS in Bioengineering from the University of Connecticut in 1974, and anMBA with Distinction from Pace University in 1984. He holds eight patentsin the ultrasound field. In 2016, he was inducted into the New JerseyInventors Hall of Fame. He currently lives in Tarrytown, NY and grew upin Brooklyn, NY. He is married to Professor Marlene Brandt Fidel, and hasa daughter, Rivka Fidel, Ph.D.Raquel Perez-Castillejos earned her B.S. degree in telecommunicationsengineering with a specialization in Microelectronics from the PolytechnicUniversity of Catalonia in 1996. She earned her Ph.D. from the Instituteof Microelectronics of Barcelona in 2003, followed by a post-doctoral stayin 2003-2004 at the University of Sao Paulo and postdoctoral trainingat Harvard University, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, from 2004 to 2008. She joined the faculty of the New Jersey Institute ofTechnology from 2008 to 2016 and is currently an Independent Consultantin Biomedical Devices specialized in applications of microelectronicsand microfluidics for cell biology and biochemical analyses. Dr. RaquelPerez-Castillejos has authored and co-authored 29 peer-reviewed papers, 5 patents, and more than 50 conference proceedings abstracts.