Medical Sensors and Actuators

Course contents
  • Sensors:
    - Diagnostic sensors (physical/biosignal) - encoder, hall sensor, EMG , EKG
    - Wearable sensors (SpO2, heart rate, body core temp, stretch sensors)
    - Brain signal sensing (EEG, fNIRs, fMRI, MEG, ECoG, Intracortical Neuron Recording)
    - Sensors for medical robotic devices (pressure sensors, IMU)
    - Spectroscopy, OES, LDA

    Processing:
    - Amplifiers and filters
    - Sensors for individual parameters and the principles for measuring them,
    resolution (temporal, intensity, spectral, spatial), response time, sensitivity,
    noise

    Actuators:
    - Principles, physical effects, conventional actuators, micro-actuators,
    applications, incl. comb-drive actuators, micro-motors (electrostatic,
    electromagnetic, piezoelectric) and transmissions, moving micro-mirrors,
    valves, pumps, shape memory alloys, vibration inducing systems
    - Invasive/Noninvasive actuators (Peripheral Nerve Electrodes,
    Spinal Cord Stimulation, Functional electrical stimulation (FES), Vocal Cord
    Stimulation)
    - MR compatible sensors and actuator