450-8601/01 – Transducers and Sensors in Biomedicine (SSB)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Cybernetics and Biomedical EngineeringCredits6
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Marek Penhaker, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Marek Penhaker, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2016/2017Year of cancellation2020/2021
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
AUG011 prof. Ing. Martin Augustynek, Ph.D.
FIE0019 Ing. Klára Bajgarová
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+3

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


In the subject Sensors and Sensors in Biomedicine are gradually discussed individual biomedical sensors and sensors in the context of physical principles and specific construction.They are also dealt with by a difference from conventional industrial sensors and their parameters. Part of the subject is also a description and analysis of partial static and dynamic parameters of sensors and their reasons for use in medicine.

Compulsory literature:

[1] TOGAWA, Tatsuo, Toshiyo TAMURA a P. ÅKE ÖBERG. Biomedical Sensors and Instruments. 2nd ed. Hoboken: CRC Press, 2011. ISBN 978-142-0090-796. [2] 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:

[1] Senzor technology and Devices,Boston,London, 1994,ISBN 0-89006-532-2 [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

The credit is necessary to pass a practical measurements and submit measuring protocols. The maximum number of points the credit is 40 points, the minimum for the granting of credit is 20 points. The exam has two parts, written max 40 points (minimum of 20) and oral max 20 points (minimum 1).


Other requirements

No other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

lectures: 1 to 5 Electronics in Medicine: the electrical characteristics of living organisms, cells, tissue irritation electrical impulses conduction tissues. 6 to 7 bipolar and unipolar sensing biopotentials, electric current effects on living tissue. 8 to 9 bioelectric sensing parameters, sensors: resistive, semiconductor strain gauge, temperature. 10 to 11 bioelectric sensing parameters, sensors: photoelectric, inductive, capacitive, piezoelectric sensing electrodes. 12th Amplifiers electrical biosignals. 13th record biosensing and potentials 14. e Some biomedical terms of requirements for recording systems. Labs: Practical exercises in laboratories and tutorials to jobs: Laboratory project 1 - Semiconductor temperature sensors. Laboratory project 2 - Semiconductor pressure sensors. Laboratory project No.3 - Magnetic field sensors utilizing the Hall effect. Laboratory task No.4 - monolithic accelerometer Laboratory task # 5 - Dynamic characteristics of semiconductor optical radiation sensors. Laboratory task No.6 - Contactless Current Sensor with Hall probe. Laboratory task No.7 - Semiconductor temperature sensor with pulse width modulated output signal. Laboratory project No.8 - semiconductor image sensors. Laboratory task No.9 - photoelectric encoder PSD. Laboratory task No.10 - Free theme

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2015/2016 Winter semester, validity until: 2020/2021 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 40 (40) 20
                Laboratorní práce Laboratory work 40  20
        Examination Examination 60 (60) 30 3
                Písemná zkouška Written examination 40  20
                Ústní zkouška Oral examination 20  1
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2019/2020 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3901T077) Biomechanical Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3901T077) Biomechanical Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3901T077) Biomechanical Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3901T077) Biomechanical Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan

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