Introduction to Biosignal Detection

Synopsis Biosignals cover a wide spectrum of physiological information in time and frequency domains. Various modalities using diversified physical and chemical principles are applied in biosignal detection. This course will provide introductory knowledge on the methodologies for detecting various physiological information, mention some aspects in biomedical instrumentation that differ from industrial measurement, and introduce application of IoT, AI, big data analytics and the latest advancements in seamless healthcare monitoring briefly.
Main Topics
  1. Introduction [Handout]

  2. Motion & Force [Handout]

  3. Direct Pressure [Handout]

  4. Indirect Pressure [Handout]

  5. Direct Flow [Handout]

  6. Indirect Flow [Handout]

  7. Respiration [Handout]

  8. Temperature [Handout]

  9. Bioelectricity [Handout]

  10. Biomagnetism [Handout]

  11. Biochemistry-1 [Handout]

  12. Biochemistry-2 [Handout]

  13. Biochemistry-3 [Handout]

  14. Seamless Monitoring [Handout]

Instructor Wenxi Chen
Office: 326-C
Teaching Assistant
Time and Place Monday, Thursday, 9:00 - 10:40, S11
4/8, 4/12, 4/15, 4/19, 4/22, 4/26, 5/6, 5/10, 5/13, 5/17, 5/20, 5/24, 5/27, 5/31
Schedule Change
Report Submission 2021/6/14
Reference Books
  • Biomedical Sensors and Instruments, 2nd edition, Tatsuo Togawa et al., CRC Press, ISBN: 9781420090789, Publication Date: March 22, 2011

  • Medical Instrumentation: Application and Design, John G. Webster (Editor)

  • Noninvasive Instrumentation and Measurement in Medical Diagnosis, Robert B. Northrop

  • Seamless Healthcare Monitoring: Advancements in Wearable, Attachable, and Invisible Devices, 1st ed. 2018 Edition, Editors: Toshiyo Tamura, Wenxi Chen

  • Useful Websites
  • Bioelectromagnetism - Principles and Applications of Bioelectric and Biomagnetic Fields, Jaako Malmivuo and Robert Plonsey, 1995

  • Created and updated by Wenxi Chen, BIE Lab., March 22, 2021