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Monitoring and Assisted Therapeutics

Code 9119
Year 3
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload T(30H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Bioengenharia
Entry requirements Not applicable.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes This Curricular 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 curricular 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 1. Primary:
- "Apontamentos de Monitorização e Terapêutica Assistida", P.D. Gaspar. Universidade da Beira Interior, 2010.
- “Encyclopedia of Medical Devices and Instrumention, Vol I”, Ed. J.G. Webster. Wiley-Interscience.
- “Biomedical technology and devices handbook”. Ed. J. Moore, G. Zouridakis, CRC Press, 2003.
- Northrop, R.B., “Analysis and Application of Analog Electronic Circuits to Biomedical Instrumentation”, Ed. M.R. Neuman, CRC Press, 2003.

2. Secondary:
- Bernet-Buettiker, V. et al., “Evaluation of a New Combined Transcutaneous Measurement of PCO2/Pulse Oximetry Oxygen Saturation Ear Sensor in Newborn Patients”, Pediatrics 115, 2004.
- Joglekar, N. et al, “A Review of Blood Gas Sensors and a Proposed Portable Solution”, IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng.10, 2007.
- Mendelson,Y. and Peura, A., “Noninvasive transcutaneous monitoring of arterial blood gases”, IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng. 12, 1984.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-06-15

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