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BME/EECS 458 Biomedical Instrumentation and Design

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Daryl Kipke, Ph.D
300NIB / 957


Office Hours: Tue/Th 9:30 - 10:30

Graduate Student Instructor: 

Nick Langhals

Course Lab: 4336 EECS

Research Lab: 300NIB / 900F

Office Hours: Wed 1:00 - 3:30

Graduate Student Instructors: 

Ethan Fricklas

Office Hours: Mon 10:00 - 12:00


Jey Subaroyan

Text: Webster JG ed. Medical Instrumentation and Design, Third Edition

Course Syllabus
Course Project Information

Lab Schedule
Course survey
Lecture Schedule Winter 2003

Circuit Kit Item List

Team Evaluation

Matlab FFT

Matlab FFT M-file

Matlab FFT Figure

Laboratory Handouts

It is important that you print out a copy of the handouts, and read over the notes BEFORE the lab.

Laboratory experiments for the course:


Introductory Lab: In this lab you will be covering the basics of instrumentation both hardware and software components. 

                           You go from learning how to operate the various instruments used in the course to designing and 

                           implementing your own isolated preamplifier to be used for the upcoming experiments. This lab is 

                           designed to take 3 weeks.


Additional Notes on Noise Figure

Measuring Noise Figure

SRS Addendum


Intro Pre-Lab Exercises

Intro Post-Lab Exercises



Lab 1 - Electromyography: This lab will cover the fundamentals of EMG and correlate EMG to force. The lab is designed to take 2 weeks.


EMG Pre-Lab Exercises

EMG Post-Lab Exercises




Lab 2 - Electrocardiography: In this lab you will be using the ECG signal from the heart to develop a heart rate monitor. The lab is 

                                          designed to take 2 weeks.


ECG Pre-Lab Exercises

ECG Post-Lab Exercises




Lab 3 - MRI: This lab will investigate the properties of Pulsed Magnetic Resonance which is a precursor for MRI. There is only one piece of

                    equipment so each group will have a 3 hour session to complete the lab.




Below are the different sections of the instruction manual for the Teachspin PNMR Instrument.  Thoroughly read and understand this information prior to the lab..



Getting Started

Experiments & Specifications


MRI Pre-Lab Exercises - This will be due the day you start the lab section.

MRI Post-Lab Exercises - This will be due 1 week from the day you complete the lab section.




Lab 4 - Micro fluidics: Again, only 1 piece of equipment so schedule will be similar to the MRI section.


Post-Lab Exercises - see lab handout.  This will be due 1 week from the day you complete the lab section.


Amplifier Calibration Curve - Use for converting the voltage values you obtain to pressure measurements.




Lab5 - EMG Communication:  This will be an expansion lab of the one you previously did for the EMG project.  It will involve using an EMG signal to control a text selection in your Labview VI.  It will be necessary to demonstrate this lab to the GSI.  You must successfully select / spell 10 words within 1 minute.  This lab will run concurrently with the MRI and Microfluidics labs.  For the days in which you are not working on Lab 3 or 4, you should be working to complete the EMG Communication lab as well as beginning work on your project.


Homework Handouts (See schedule for due dates)

Homework 1

Homework 2

Homework 3

Homework 4

Homework 5

Course Notes

Kipke ECG Presentation

Kipke Electrical Safety Presentation

Martinez MRI Presentation

Microsystems Paper

Rathnasingham Paper

Kipke Course notes 1

Kipke Course notes 4

Kipke Course notes 5

Kipke Course notes 6

Other links that might be helpful through out the term:

National Instruments



Biomedical Engineering Department

Electrical Engineering Department
Professor O'Donnel's Web Site for the course in fall 2000