By Anthony Y. K. Chan
For a few years, the instruments to be had to physicians have been constrained to a couple basic handpieces reminiscent of stethoscopes, thermometers and syringes; doctors essentially trusted their senses and talents to accomplish prognosis and affliction mitigation. this day, analysis of scientific difficulties is seriously depending on the research of knowledge made on hand by means of refined clinical machineries resembling electrocardiographs, ultrasound scanners and laboratory analyzers. sufferer remedies usually contain really expert gear reminiscent of cardiac pacemakers and electrosurgical devices. Such biomedical instrumentations play a serious and necessary position in modern-day drugs. in an effort to layout, construct, keep and successfully set up clinical units, one must comprehend not just their layout and building but in addition how they have interaction with the human physique. This e-book presents a accomplished method of learning the rules and layout of biomedical units in addition to their functions in drugs. it really is written for engineers and technologists who're drawn to knowing the rules, layout and functions of scientific equipment know-how. The publication can be meant for use as a textbook or reference for biomedical gadget know-how classes in universities and faculties.
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Introduction Definitions Types of Transducers Transducer Characteristics Signal Conditioning Transducer Excitation Common Physiological Signal Transducers 42 Fundamentals of Biomedical Transducers 43 INTRODUCTION Medical devices are designed either to measure physiological parameters from the patient or to apply certain energy to the patient. To achieve that, a medical device must use a transducer to interface between the device and the patient. The transducer is usually the most critical component in a medical device as it must reliably and faithfully reproduce the signal to or from the patient.
For example, a heavy X-ray tube can create shoulder problems for radiology technologists who spend most of their working days maneuvering X-ray tubes over patients. Studies show that user fatigue is a major contributor to user errors. User fatigues include motor, visual, cognitive, and memory. Traditionally, human factor engineering is task-oriented. It examines and optimizes tasks to improve output quality, reduce time spent, and minimize the rate of error. Proactive human interface designers tend to be user-centered, who integrate the physical and mental states of the user into the design, including the level of fatigue and stress, as well as recruit emotional feedback.
Resolution is the smallest incremental quantity than can be measured with certainty. If the readout of a digital thermometer jumped from 20°C to 22°C and then to 24°C when it is used to measure the temperature of a bath Concepts in Signal Measurement, Processing, and Analysis Output 31 Output Input Input a) Absolute Error b) Percentage Error Output Output Input c) Percentage Full Scale Error Input d) Combination of Absolute and Percentage Error Figure 2–1. Error Representation. of water slowly being heated by an electric water heater, the resolution of the thermometer is 2ºC.
Biomedical Device Technology: Principles And Design by Anthony Y. K. Chan