1st Edition

The Physiological Measurement Handbook

Edited By John G. Webster Copyright 2015
    616 Pages
    by CRC Press

    616 Pages 275 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The Physiological Measurement Handbook presents an extensive range of topics that encompass the subject of measurement in all departments of medicine. The handbook describes the use of instruments and techniques for practical measurements required in medicine. It covers sensors, techniques, hardware, and software as well as information on processing systems, automatic data acquisition, reduction and analysis, and their incorporation for diagnosis.

    Suitable for both instrumentation designers and users, the handbook enables biomedical engineers, scientists, researchers, students, health care personnel, and those in the medical device industry to explore the different methods available for measuring a particular physiological variable. It helps readers select the most suitable method by comparing alternative methods and their advantages and disadvantages.

    In addition, the book provides equations for readers focused on discovering applications and solving diagnostic problems arising in medical fields not necessarily in their specialty. It also includes specialized information needed by readers who want to learn advanced applications of the subject, evaluative opinions, and possible areas for future study.

    Overview of Physiological Measurement. Cardiology-Electrocardiography. Cardiology-Blood Pressure. Dermatology-Skin. Gastrology. Nephrology-Renal Function. Neurology-Central Nervous System. Neurology-Peripheral Nerves and Muscles. Obstetrics. Ophthalmology-Visual System. Orthopedics. Otolaryngology. Pathology-Chemical Tests. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Pulmonology-Respiration. Urology-Bladder Function. Data Processing, Analysis and Statistics.


    John G. Webster is a Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Instrument Society of America, the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, the Biomedical Engineering Society, and the Institute of Physics. He has authored and edited numerous books and has been the recipient of several awards. He earned a PhD from the University of Rochester. His research in the field of medical instrumentation focuses on intracranial pressure monitoring, ECG dry electrodes, tactile vibrators, a visual voiding device, and apnea.