Medical Sensors and Actuators

  • Master's program Medical Technologies
Kennzahl der Lehrveranstaltung
  • MSE-M-1-ILV-MH2
Niveau der Lehrveranstaltung laut Lehrplan
  • Master
Semester in dem die Lehrveranstaltung angeboten wird
  • 1
Anzahl der zugewiesenen ECTS-Credits
  • 5.0
Name des/der Vortragenden
  • Dr. Fischlechner Martin
  • Ing. Stärz Ronald, BSc, MSc
Lernergebnisse der Lehrveranstaltung
  • Students
    • Understand principles of sensors and actuators es-pecially utilized in medical applications
    • Are familiar with the physical basis, design, produc-tion and uses of sensors and actors
    • Are capable of selecting sensors and actors for spe-cific requirements
    • Are capable of interpreting and processing input sig-nals and integrating sensors and actors in a specific medical application.
Art der Veranstaltung
  • face-to-face
Voraussetzungen laut Lehrplan
  • none
  • Sensors:
    - Diagnostic sensors (physical/biosignal sensing) - en-coder, hall sensor, wearable sensor, EMG, EKG, cen-tral & peripheral nervous system
    - Brain sensors (EEG, fNIRs, fMRI, MEG, ECoG, Intra-cortical Neuron Recording)
    - Sensors for medical robotic device - pressure sen-sor

    - Amplifiers and filters
    - Sensors for individual parameters and the principles for measuring them, incl. micro-mechanical (probe tips), micro-electromagnetic (e.g. Hall effect), resolu-tion (temporal, intensity, spectral, spatial), response time, sensitivity, noise

    - Principles, physical effects, conventional actuators, micro-actuators, applications, incl. comb-drive actua-tors, micro-motors (electrostatic, electromagnetic, piezoelectric) and transmissions, moving micro-mirrors, valves and metering systems, positioning accuracy, actuation, power converters, dynamics
    - Invasive/Noninvasive sensors and actuators (Periph-eral Nerve Electrodes, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Func-tional electrical stimulation (FES), Vocal Cord Stimu-lation)
    - MR compatible sensors and actuator
empfohlene Fachliteratur
  • - Taya, M., Mizunami, M., Van Volkenburgh, E. and Nomura, S.H., 2016. Bioinspired Actuators and Sen-sors. Cambridge University Press.
    - Iniewski, K. ed., 2012. Biological and medical sensor technologies. CRC Press.
    - Bob Tucker, Handbook of Smart Actuators and Smart Sensors, 2015, NY Research Press
    - Mukhopadhyay Subhas Chandra and Islam Tarikul. Wearable Sensors,IOP Publishing,2017
    - Kyung, C.M., 2016. Smart Sensors and Systems., In-novations for Medical, Environmental, and IoT Appli-cations. Springer.
    - McGrath, M.J., Scanaill, C.N. and Nafus, D., 2014. Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and En-vironmental Applications. Apress.
    - Bishop, R.H., 2008. The Mechatronics Handbook: Mechatronic Systems, Sensors, and Actuators-Fundamentals and Modeling. The Electrical Engineer-ing Handbook Series. CRC press.
    - Bao, M.H., 2000. Handbook of sensors and actuators. Elsevier science
    - Herr, H., 2009. Exoskeletons and orthoses: classifica-tion, design challenges and future directions. Journal of neuroengineering and rehabilitation, 6(1), p.21.
Lehr- und Lernformen
  • The course comprises an interactive mix of lectures, discussions and individual and group work.
  • To monitor the students’ learning this course will provide ongoing assignments as a basis for feedback and grading (formative assessment) and/or will evaluate the students learning at the end of the course or an instructional unit via exams, final project reports, essays or seminar papers (summative assessment).
  • English