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2nd Edition

Biomedical Sensors and Instruments

ISBN 9781420090789
Published March 22, 2011 by CRC Press
423 Pages 339 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The living body is a difficult object to measure: accurate measurements of physiological signals require sensors and instruments capable of high specificity and selectivity that do not interfere with the systems under study. As a result, detailed knowledge of sensor and instrument properties is required to be able to select the "best" sensor from one of the many designed to meet these challenges.

From the underlying principles to practical applications, this updated edition of Biomedical Sensors and Instruments provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the various kinds of biomedical sensors. The book presents state-of-the-art discussions of sensors for the measurements of pressure, flow, motion, temperature, heat flow, evaporation, biopotential, biomagnetism, and chemical quantities.

Table of Contents

Fundamental Concepts
Signals and Noise in the Measurement
Characteristics of the Measurement System
Determination of Absolute Quantity
Units of Measurement Quantities
Pressure Measurements
Object Quantities
Direct Pressure Measurement
Indirect Pressure Measurement
Flow Measurement
Object Quantities
Blood Flow Measurements in Single Vessels
Tissue Blood Flow Measurement
Respiratory Gas Flow Measurements
Motion and Force Measurement
Objects of Measurement
Motion Measurements
Force Measurements
Temperature, Heat Flow, and Evaporation Measurements
Object Quantities
Temperature Sensors
Noncontact Temperature Measurement Techniques
Clinical Thermometers
Heat Flow Measurements
Evaporation Measurement
Bioelectric and Biomagnetic Measurements
Objects of Measurements
Electrode Theory
Surface Potential Electrodes
Micro and Suction Electrodes
Chemical Measurement
Objects of Measurements
Chemical Sensors
Continuous Measurements of Chemical Quantities

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