450-8602/02 – Instrumentation in Medicine (PTvM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Cybernetics and Biomedical EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Martin Černý, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Martin Černý, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
AUG011 doc. Ing. Martin Augustynek, Ph.D.
CER275 doc. Ing. Martin Černý, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Knowledge and application of medical instrumentation in the fields of biomechanics, principles of construction and use of these medical devices.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs
Project work


The course focuses on medical instrumentation and its application in the fields of biomechanics. Students will be familiar with the principles of the function and structure of the selected medical instrumentation. In the framework of practical exercises, acquired knowledge from the lectures will verify the real medical equipment used in biomechanics.

Compulsory literature:

[1] HUSTON, R.L. Fundamentals of Biomechanics, CRC Press, 2013 [2] KIM, P. Rigid body dynamics for beginners, CreateSpace, 2013

Recommended literature:

[1] HUSTON, R.L. Fundamentals of Biomechanics, CRC Press, 2013 [2] KIM, P. Rigid body dynamics for beginners, CreateSpace, 2013

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

In order to obtain the credit (max 40 points), it is necessary to submit all the protocols from running laboratory measurements (max 20 points at least 10 points)and successfully pass two tests of continuous control, each max 10 points and at least 5 points. It is necessary to obtain a minimum of 20 points to get the credit. Exam (60 points) consists of a written examination (max 40 points, min 20 points) and oral examination (max 20 points and min 5 points ). For successful completion of tests should be obtained at least 30 points, of which at least 5 points of the oral test and at least 20 points of the written examination.


Other requirements

Basic knowledges from the fields of mathematics, physics and electromagnetism.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures 1. Description and parameters of biological signals. Basic concepts, impedance manifestation of the tissues, organs and their use in diagnostics, the voltage generated by the activities of various bodies. Amplifiers second biological signals, function, design and construction. The recording electrode. Basic parameters of the electrodes (voltage electrode, electric potential, polarization of the electrodes.), Types of electrodes. 3. Physiology movement. 4. A diagnostic device for neurological applications. Equipment requirements, basic parameters and ways of working in EEG, EMG, EGG, additional devices. 5. Apparatus for diagnosing the movements of the human body based on the principles of the use of videos, use of inertial sensors principles and the principles of using arrays of pressure sensors. 6. Determination of spatial orientation and motion detection using advanced mathematical methods and quaternions. 7. Instruments for the diagnosis of stability - posturography podografie. 8. The concept of therapeutic systems, the therapeutic dose, the interaction of physical fields on biological structure, physiological effects. 9. Technical solutions therapeutic systems, schematic block diagrams and parameters of individual blocks of therapeutic systems. 10th Devices ergometrických workplaces as a special form of monitoring, exercise machines. 11th Motor plate and motor apparatus for therapy biomechanical disorders. 12th Ultrasound and ultrasonic methods for biomechanical therapy of disorders. 13th Electrical and magnetic methods for the treatment of biomechanical disorders (galvanotherapy, low- and middle-frequency therapy). 14th Biofeedback therapy biomechanical disorders. Exercises and practical tasks: Applications are focused on engineering interdisciplinary addressing the medical, health, sports, traumatic and ergonomic problems today: the physiology of movements, joint ranges (standard measuring instruments and physiological standards), electromyography and electroencephalography, posturography analysis of the biomechanics of general movements using inertial sensors , analysis of gait biomechanics, biomechanics analysis of general movements using video systems, nuts and pressure sensors, biomechanical disorders therapy (motor plate and motor equipment, electrotherapy, ultrasound therapy, biofeedback, mechanical therapy).

Conditions for subject completion

Full-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 (40) 20
                Laboratorní práce Laboratory work 20  10
                Písemka Written test 10  5
                Písemka 1 Written test 10  5
        Examination Examination 60 (60) 30
                Písemná zkouška Written examination 40  20
                Ústní zkouška Oral examination 20  5
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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (N0788A270001) Biomechanical Engineering VSZ P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (N0788A270001) Biomechanical Engineering VSZ P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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