Bioinstrumentation

Modern experimental research requires the combination of many traditional disciplines including electrical and mechanical engineering, chemistry, optics and mathematics, together with anatomy and pathology, physiology and molecular biology, genetics and pharmacology, and pathophysiology of different diseases. The goal of the bio-instrumentation track is to bring together these areas to understand how different instruments used in biology and medicine work and to develop novel medical equipment for diagnosis, therapy and monitoring of different diseases, as well as to enable innovative biomedical research aimed at addressing emerging questions in biology and medicine.

Students in the bioinstrumentation track will gain both basic and advanced knowledge about biomedical electronic and medical device design, conventional and novel detectors for biological signals, signal processing, and image processing. In parallel, students will learn physiological features of the musculo-skeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, nervous and endocrine systems. This knowledge is important for the understanding of which biological signals should be detected and how those signals should be processed, and quantified, using modern technologies in sensor and instrumentation design, and interpreted using advanced computational analysis and bioinformatics.

The students in this track have the opportunity to move quickly from a device concept to a prototype and rapidly iterate their designs.

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