Subject description - A0B33BMI

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A0B33BMI Introduction to Biomedical Engineering and Informatics Extent of teaching:2+2c
Guarantors:Lhotská L. Roles:V Language of
Teachers:Doležal J., Gerla V., Lhotská L. Completion:KZ
Responsible Department:13133 Credits:4 Semester:Z


Aim of the course is to introduce students into the area of biomedical engineering and informatics. It is focused on various issues starting from basic cybernetic approaches to research and modelling of living organisms, over measurement and processing of biological signals, up to medical devices and health care information systems. During laboratory exercises the students acquire basic experience and skills with application of medical devices, imaging systems, biomedical informatics and processing of biomedical data and signals.

Course outlines:

1. Introductory topics of biomedical engineering and informatics.
2. Biological signals, their genesis, measurement and processing.
3. Heart and its activity, electrocardiography.
4. Neurons, brain, central neural system.
5. Electroencephalography.
6. Sense organs, their functions, measurement and evaluation of their characteristics.
7. Modeling and simulation of organs and organisms.
8. Medical imaging I (rtg, computer tomography).
9. Medical imaging II (MRI, ultrasound, PET, SPECT, etc.).
10. Biomedical informatics, data, information, knowledge.
11. Artificial intelligence in medicine.
12. Robotics in medicine.
13. Telemedicine, principles and examples of applications.
14. Assistive technologies, smart homes.

Exercises outline:

1. Matlab and Simulinkg as modeling environment, definition of individual tasks.
2. Fundamentals of data and signal processing I.
3. Fundamentals of data and signal processing II.
4. ECG Measurement I.
5. ECG Measurement II.
6. EEG Measurement I.
7. EEG Measurement II.
8. Body composition measurement using bioimpedance.
9. Audiometry and spirometry.
10. Demonstration of medical devices I.
11. Demonstration of medical devices II.
12. Application of artificial intelligence to biomedical engineering and informatics.
13. Medical imaging systems.
14. Final evaluation of individual task results.


[1] Electronic library ČVUT: Wiley Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering.
[2] Electronic library ČVUT: Wiley Encyclopedia of Medical Devices and Instrumentation.


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Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
BPOI1 Computer Systems V
BPOI_BO Common courses V
BPOI3 Software Systems V
BPOI2 Computer and Information Science V
BPKYR1 Robotics V
BPKYR_BO Common courses V
BPKYR3 Systems and Control V
BPKYR2 Sensors and Instrumentation V
BPKME_BO Common courses V
BPKME5 Komunikace a elektronika V
BPKME4 Network and Information Technology V
BPKME3 Applied Electronics V
BPKME2 Multimedia Technology V
BPKME1 Communication Technology V
BPEEM1 Applied Electrical Engineering V
BPEEM_BO Common courses V
BPEEM2 Electrical Engineering and Management V
BMI(ECTS) Manager Informatics V
BWM(ECTS) Web and Multimedia V
BIS(ECTS) Intelligent Systems V
BSI(ECTS) Software Engineering V

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