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Biomedical Sensors and Instruments

2nd Edition

By Tatsuo Tagawa, Toshiyo Tamura, P. Ake Oberg

CRC Press

423 pages | 339 B/W Illus.

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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

References

Pressure Measurements

Object Quantities

Direct Pressure Measurement

Indirect Pressure Measurement

References

Flow Measurement

Object Quantities

Blood Flow Measurements in Single Vessels

Tissue Blood Flow Measurement

Respiratory Gas Flow Measurements

References

Motion and Force Measurement

Objects of Measurement

Motion Measurements

Force Measurements

References

Temperature, Heat Flow, and Evaporation Measurements

Object Quantities

Temperature Sensors

Noncontact Temperature Measurement Techniques

Clinical Thermometers

Heat Flow Measurements

Evaporation Measurement

References

Bioelectric and Biomagnetic Measurements

Objects of Measurements

Electrode Theory

Surface Potential Electrodes

Micro and Suction Electrodes

Biomagnetism

References

Chemical Measurement

Objects of Measurements

Chemical Sensors

Continuous Measurements of Chemical Quantities

References

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED009000
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCI043000
SCIENCE / Research & Methodology
TEC059000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Biomedical