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1st Edition

Medical Devices and Human Engineering

ISBN 9781138748569
Published August 30, 2017 by CRC Press
891 Pages 299 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Known as the bible of biomedical engineering, The Biomedical Engineering Handbook, Fourth Edition, sets the standard against which all other references of this nature are measured. As such, it has served as a major resource for both skilled professionals and novices to biomedical engineering.

Medical Devices and Human Engineering, the second volume of the handbook, presents material from respected scientists with diverse backgrounds in biomedical sensors, medical instrumentation and devices, human performance engineering, rehabilitation engineering, and clinical engineering.

More than three dozen specific topics are examined, including optical sensors, implantable cardiac pacemakers, electrosurgical devices, blood glucose monitoring, human–computer interaction design, orthopedic prosthetics, clinical engineering program indicators, and virtual instruments in health care. The material is presented in a systematic manner and has been updated to reflect the latest applications and research findings.

Table of Contents


Introduction; Michael R. Neuman

Physical Sensors; Michael R. Neuman

Magnetic and Radio Frequency Induction Sensors; Brandon D. Pereles and Keat Ghee Ong

Biopotential Electrodes; Michael R. Neuman

Electrochemical Sensors; Chung-Chiun Liu

Optical Sensors; Yitzhak Mendelson

Bioanalytic Sensors; Richard P. Buck

Biological Sensors for Diagnostics; Orhan Soykan


Biopotential Amplifiers; Joachim H. Nagel

Bioimpedance Measurements; Sverre Grimnes and Ørjan G. Martinsen

Implantable Cardiac Pacemakers; Pat Ridgely

Model Investigation of Pseudo-Hypertension in Oscillometry; Gary Drzewiecki

Cardiac Output Measurement; Leslie A. Geddes

External Defibrillators; Willis A. Tacker, Jr.

Implantable Defibrillators; Paul A. Belk and Thomas Mullen

Implantable Stimulators for Neuromuscular Control; Primoz Strojnik and P. Hunter Peckham

Respiration; Leslie A. Geddes

Mechanical Ventilation; Khosrow Behbehani

Essentials of Anesthesia Delivery; A. William Paulsen

Electrosurgical Devices; Jeffrey L. Eggleston and Wolf W. von Maltzahn

Biomedical Lasers; Millard M. Judy

Measuring Cellular Traction Forces at the Micro- and Nanoscale; Nathan J. Sniadecki and Christopher S. Chen

Blood Glucose Monitoring; David D. Cunningham

Atomic Force Microscopy: Opportunities and Challenges for Probing Biomolecular Interactions; Gary C.H. Mo and Christopher M. Yip

Parenteral Infusion Devices; Gregory I. Voss and Robert D. Butterfield

Clinical Laboratory: Separation and Spectral Methods; Richard L. Roa

Clinical Laboratory: Nonspectral Methods and Automation; Richard L. Roa

Noninvasive Optical Monitoring; Ross Flewelling


The Elemental Resource Model for Human Performance; George V. Kondraske

Measurement of Neuromuscular Performance Capacities; Susan S. Smith

Measurement and Analysis of Sensory–Motor Performance: Tracking Tasks; Richard D. Jones

Measurement of Information-Processing Subsystem Performance Capacities; George V. Kondraske and Paul J. Vasta

High-Level Task Analysis: Using Cognitive Task Analysis in Human–Machine System Design; Kenneth J. Maxwell

Task Analysis and Decomposition: Physical Components; Sheik N. Imrhan

Human–Computer Interaction Design: Usability and User Experience Design; Kenneth J. Maxwell

Applications of Human Performance Measurements to Clinical Trials to Determine Therapy; Mohamad Parnianpour

Human Performance Engineering Design and Analysis Tools; Paul J. Vasta and George V. Kondraske

Human Performance Engineering: Challenges and Prospects for the Future; George V. Kondraske


Hearing Loss and Deafness: Augmentation and Substitution; Jeremiah J. Remus

Low Vision and Blindness: Augmentation and Substitution; John Gill

Orthopedic Prosthetics in Rehabilitation; Kevin Fite

Rehabilitation Engineering, Science, and Technology; Charles J. Robinson

Orthopedic Prosthetics and Orthotics in Rehabilitation; Marilyn Lord and Alan Turner-Smith

Externally Powered and Controlled Orthoses and Prostheses; Dejan B. Popović

Sensory Augmentation and Substitution; Kurt A. Kaczmarek

Augmentative and Alternative Communication; Katya Hill, Barry Romich, and Gregg Vanderheiden

Measurement Tools and Processes in Rehabilitation Engineering; George V. Kondraske

Rehabilitation Engineering Technologies: Principles of Application; Douglas Hobson and Elaine Trefler


Clinical Engineering: Evolution of a Discipline; Joseph D. Bronzino

Management and Assessment of Health Care Technology; Yadin David and Thomas M. Judd

Managing Medical Equipment Risks; Larry Fennigkoh

Clinical Engineering Program Indicators; Dennis D. Autio and Robert L. Morris

Quality of Improvement and Team Building; Joseph P. McClain

A Standards Primer for Clinical Engineers; Alvin Wald

Regulatory and Assessment Agencies; Mark E. Bruley and Vivian H. Coates

Applications of Virtual Instruments in Health Care; Eric Rosow and Joseph Adam

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Joseph D. Bronzino is the founder and president of the Biomedical Engineering Alliance and Consortium (BEACON) in Hartford, Connecticut. He earned a PhD in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. Dr. Bronzino has received the Millennium Award from IEEE/EMBS and the Goddard Award from Worcester Polytechnic Institute for Professional Achievement. He is the author of more than 200 articles and 11 books.

Donald R. Peterson is a professor of engineering and dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Nursing at Texas A&M University–Texarkana. He earned a PhD in biomedical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. Dr. Peterson’s recent research focuses on measuring and modeling human, organ, and/or cell performance, including exposures to various physical stimuli and the subsequent biological responses. Dr. Peterson has published more than 50 journal articles and 12 reference books.