BIOE 4140: Biomedical Instrumentation Laboratory

Designation:    Required
Description:    Design and construction of medical instrumentation, including aspects of signal and image processing, computer integration, and software development. Written communication skills are emphasized through laboratory report organization, documentation of results, error analysis and interpretation of findings.
Prerequisite:    EECS 2300
Corequisite:    BIOE 3300
Textbook:    None
Objectives:    To design, conduct and document laboratory experiments involving biomedical instrumentation 
To obtain and analyze electrical signals from biological systems 
To function on a team of students in a laboratory setting 
To communicate laboratory results in written form
Topics:    Lab equipment introduction 
Design and construction of a temperature sensor 
Common amplifier configurations 
Photoplethysmograph for blood flow monitoring with modulation 
Design and construction of a computer based ECG system 
Design and construction of a computer based blood pressure monitor 
Image filtering, Fourier analysis, transformation, compression
Schedule:    1 - 50 minute lecture 
1 - 2 hour and 50 minute lab per week
Contribution:    Engineering topics
(b)    An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
(c)    An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
(d)    An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
(g)    An ability to communicate effectively
(k)    An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
(9c)    The ability to make measurements on and interpret data from living systems, addressing the problems associated with the interaction between living and non-living materials and systems
Prepared by:    Scott Molitor ( and Tammy Phares (
Last Updated: 6/27/22