450-2013/04 – Transducers and Sensors in Biomedicine (SSB)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Cybernetics and Biomedical EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Martin Augustynek, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Martin Augustynek, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesBachelor, Follow-up Master
Instruction secured by
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AUG011 doc. Ing. Martin Augustynek, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 2+12

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Students are introduced into the biomedical sensors construction, utilization and calibration. The goal of the course is to measure and transfer the biological signal from the human body by different methods.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs


Lectures are preparing student for obtaining and analyzing signal from human body by different physical Metod of measurement. The main part is concentrated on medical sensor design, principles,utilization and calibration.

Compulsory literature:

TOGAWA, Tatsuo, Toshiyo TAMURA a P. ÅKE ÖBERG. Biomedical Sensors and Instruments. 2nd ed. Hoboken: CRC Press, 2011. ISBN 978-142-0090-796. WANG, Ping a Qingjun. LIU. Biomedical sensors and measurement. Heidelberg: Springer, c2011. Advanced topics in science and technology in China. ISBN 978-364-2195-259.

Recommended literature:

Senzor technology and Devices,Boston,London, 1994,ISBN 0-89006-532-2 Randy,F. Understanding smart sensors,Boston,London,1996, ISBN 0-89006-824-0

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Continuous Study Control: 10 laboratory tasks Conditions for granting the credit: achieving at least 21 points out of 30 possible During the semester, students complete 10 laboratory tasks verifies continuous study and practical readiness. The surrender of the protocol is a condition for starting another measurement. Point evaluation of laboratory tasks consists of an assessment of the preparation and evaluation of the protocol. Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes: Attendance at seminars requires at least 80% of the taught lessons. 10 points are allocated to the semester project, which is evaluated in terms of functionality and presentation of the proposed solution. Written exam 31 - 60b


Other requirements

There are not defined other requirements for student


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: 1. Sensors and their distribution Sensor, Intelligent Sensor, Sensor Division, Measurement String, 2. Characteristics and characteristics of sensors, Static properties and characteristics, Dynamic properties and characteristics, Measurement errors 3. Pressure sensors Blood pressure, Sensors for noninvasive measurement, Sensors for invasive measurement 4. Flow sensors Basic concepts, Flow sensors division, Basic flow measurement methods, Electromagnetic flow sensors, Flow sensors, Sensors with differential pressure gauges, Ultrasonic flow sensors 5. Thermal value sensors Physical principle of temperature, Contact body temperature measurement, Non-contact body temperature measurement 6. Sensors of chemical quantities Chemical Sensor Definitions of Chemical Sensors, Principles of Chemical Sensors, Principles of Chemical Sensors, Overview of Principles and Measured Quantities of Chemical Sensors, Chemical Sensors Using Physical Principle, Chemical Sensors Using the Physical-Chemical Principle 7. Biopotential electrodes Half-Cell Potential, Materials for Electrode Production, Electrode Properties, Types of Biopotential Electrodes 8. Biosensors 9. Sensors of biomagnetic fields Parameters of magnetic sensors, Basic types of magnetic sensors, Magnetopneumography 10. Ionizing radiation detectors Ionizing Radiation Detectors, Spectrometer Detectors, Semiconductor Detectors, Imaging Radiation Detectors, Camera Particle Detectors, Primary Dosimetric Units and Quantities, Photodetectors, Ionizing Detectors, 11. Acoustic sensors Physical Principles of Acoustics, Physiology of Acoustics, Phonocardiography, Measurement of Degree of Hearing Damage 12. Sensors of mechanical quantities Angle Sensors, Accelerometers, Gyroscopes, 13. Principles of alcohol measurement Alcohol, Methanol, Ethanol, Alcohol measurement units, Alcohol detection methods in the human body 14. Development of new technologies Laboratory excercise: Introduction to laboratory rules, safety indoctrination Laboratory exercise no.1 - solid-state temperature sensor Laboratory exercise no.2 - solid-state pressure sensors Laboratory exercise no.3 – Hall phenomena, magnetic field measurement Consultation for the exercise 1-3 Laboratory exercise no.4 – solid state sensor with temperature measurement in pulse width modulated signal Laboratory exercise no.5 – solid sgtate image sensors Laboratory exercise no.6 – photoelectric sensors of positon Consultation for the exercise 3-6 Laboratory exercise no.7 - monolithic accelerometer Laboratory exercise no.8 – dynamic characteristics of solid state sensors Laboratory exercise no.9 – chemical sensor measurement pH Laboratory exercise no.10 – flow sensor measurement Consultation for the exercise 7-10 Projects: Each student gets awarded throughout the semester one larger project that works with the use of measuring and computing. Creating a separate project no. 1. Design and implementation of a system for measurement and evaluation of data from the sensors.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 40  21
        Examination Examination 60  31
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Attendance at seminars requires at least 80% of the taught lessons.

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2020/2021 (B0914A060002) Biomedical Technology MZB K English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0914A060002) Biomedical Technology MZB P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0714A060019) Biomedical Assistive Technology AT P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0914A060002) Biomedical Technology MZB P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0914A060002) Biomedical Technology MZB K English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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