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Wearable and Implantable Biomedical Sensors, Circuits and Systems

Objectives of the course

The objective of the course is to provide the participants with insight in the function of biomedical sensors, and in the design and implementation of electrical circuits and signal processing algorithms for wearable and implantable biomedical devices and systems.


2012: Q3.

Course content

Instrumentation and sensors for biomedical devices.
Capacitive electrodes and analog instrumentation for such.
Low power ADCs for medical applications.
Chemical biosensors: electrochemical sensors, ion-selective sensors, immunological sensitive sensors, blood-glucose sensors.
Signal processing for biomedical devices.
Low power signal processors.
Development of algorithms efficient for hardware implementation.
Short range wireless communication and inductive powering for medical devices.
Short distance wireless communication.
Galvanic insulation.
Inductive powering and communication.
Wireless body area networks.
The design process and the requirements for documentation of the design and the design process for biomedical devices.
Regulations and standards for biomedical devices.
Safety aspects in the design of biomedical devices, in particular the electrical safety aspects.


Electro-physiologic instrumentation, fundamental electronics and digital signal processing.

Teacher / contact

Preben Kidmose, Ph.D., M.Sc.E.E.
Docent in Biomedical Engineering
Aarhus School of Engineering, University of Aarhus  
Address :  Room 530a, Dalgas Avenue 2, DK-8000 Århus C
Phone    :  + 45 4189 3321
E-mail     :

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