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, and especially highlight some aspects in biomedical instrumentation that differ from industrial measurement.

Main Topics
  1. Introduction [Handout] [Slide]

  2. Motion & Force [Handout] [Slide]

  3. Direct Pressure [Handout] [Slide]

  4. Indirect Pressure [Handout] [Slide]

  5. Direct Flow [Handout] [Slide]

  6. Indirect Flow [Handout] [Slide]

  7. Respiration [Handout] [Slide]

  8. Temperature [Handout] [Slide]

  9. Bioelectricity [Handout] [Slide]

  10. Biomagnetism [Handout] [Slide]

  11. Biochemistry-1 [Handout] [Slide]

  12. Biochemistry-2 [Handout] [Slide]

  13. Biochemistry-3 [Handout] [Slide]

  14. Daily Monitoring [Handout] [Slide]

Instructor Wenxi Chen
Office: 326-C
Teaching Assistant
Time and Place 9:00 - 10:40, S11
4/9, 4/12, 4/16, 4/19, 4/23, 4/26, 5/7, 5/10, 5/14, 5/21, 5/24, 5/28, 5/31, 6/4
Schedule Change
Report Submission 2018/6/10
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 (Biomedical Engineering), Robert B. Northrop

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

  • Created and updated by Wenxi Chen, 2018