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Monitoring and Assisted Therapeutics

Code 13524
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Biomedical Sciences
Entry requirements Not applicable.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes This Course Unit aims to make an introduction to the functions inherent of monitoring and assisted therapeutic devices. Topics related to the signal chain, programming, human/machine interface, ergonomics and energy are discussed in order to provide an integrated overview of the systems.

At the end of the Course Unit the student should be able to:
- Describe how different pathologies can be identified and their relevant parameters measured;
- Identify the characteristics inherent to different types of monitoring and assisted therapeutic devices;
- Know to explain, using the theoretical principles of control systems, the operation of monitoring and assisted therapeutic devices;
- Model and simulate stable states and apply the simulation to models;
- Formulate mathematically physiological and biological systems;
- Know to design monitoring devices of biological variables.
Syllabus Introductory notes:
Measurement of biological variables; sensors and transducers; signal conditioning; analog-to-digital conversion and data processing.
- Blood oxygenation monitor - pulse oximetry.
- Heart beat and electrocardiograph monitor.
- Blood chemical components monitor.
- Blood pressure monitor.
- Control of biological processes.
- Optimization of biological processes.
- Methodology of process control in biomedical research and development.
- Biochemical processes automation. Automation and control systems in health care: closed loop control of lung functions and forced ventilation, adaptive control of neuro-muscular functions and blood pressure control, open and closed loop control in the drugs and anesthesia administration, etc.
Main Bibliography P.D. Gaspar, V. Felizardo, N.M. Garcia, "Chapter: Monitoring and Assisted Therapeutics Devices" in: Ambient Assisted Living, N.M. Garcia, J.P.C. Rodrigues, D.C. Elias, M.S. Dias (Eds), Taylor and Francis/CRC Press, June (2015).
Encyclopedia of Medical Devices and Instrumention (2006). J.G. Webster (Ed). Wiley.
Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering (2006) M. Akay (Ed). Wiley.
P.D. Gaspar, V. Felizardo, N.M. Garcia (2013). Rechargeable Sensor Networks: Technology, Theory and Application - Chapter: Energy Harvesting Methods for Medical Devices. World Scientific Publishing.
R.B. Northrop (2003). Analysis and Application of Analog Electronic Circuits to Biomedical Instrumentation. M.R. Neuman (Ed). CRC Press.
Biomedical technology and devices handbook (2003). J. Moore, G. Zouridakis (Eds). CRC Press.
The Biomedical Engineering HandBook (2000). J.D. Bronzino (Ed), CRC Press
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (2005). J.D. Enderle, S.M. Blanchard, J.D. Bronzino (Eds), Elsevier.

Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The teaching/learning activities aimed at acquiring competences related to the course are distributed by:
- Theoretical classes of exposition of the syllabus;
- Theoretical-practical classes of works directed with the students' orientation in the research of relevant information to obtain the expected results at the end of the learning process, making use of computational resources in the research and in the simulation of processes/systems;
- Carrying out work under themes that are inherent to the themes addressed in the CU.

- Interim oral presentations with report delivery:
T1: Pathologies, Physiological/biological processes (12%)
T2: State of the art/technique (12%)
T3: Measurement, data acquisition and actuators (12%)
T4: Control, regulation and control & connectivity (12%)
T5: Human-machine interface (12%)
T6: Final Project and Innovations (12%)
RF: Final Report (18%)
PAP: Application and Participation (10%)

Final classification, CF = T1+T2+T3+T4+T5+T6+RF+PAP
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-05-14

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