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 Title: Biomedical Sensors and Instruments

 Authors: Tatsuo Tagawa, Toshiyo Tamura, P. Ake Oberg

 Publisher: CRC Press, 2nd edition

 Hardcover: 423 pages

 Pubdate: 22 March 2011

 ISBN: 9781420090789



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The living body is a difficult object to measure: accurate measurements of physiological signals require sensors and instruments capable of high specificity and selectivity that do not interfere with the systems under study. As a result, detailed knowledge of sensor and instrument properties is required to be able to select the "best" sensor from one of the many designed to meet these challenges.


From the underlying principles to practical applications, this updated edition of Biomedical Sensors and Instruments provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the various kinds of biomedical sensors. The book presents state-of-the-art discussions of sensors for the measurements of pressure, flow, motion, temperature, heat flow, evaporation, biopotential, biomagnetism, and chemical quantities.




  • The organization of topics makes it easy to find the best possible choice of sensors for each measurement situation

  • More than 300 updated figures and tables facilitate an intuitive understanding

  • Numerous examples of sensor applications demonstrate practical methods of research

  • References at the end of each chapter provide convenient sources for further study





Fundamental Concepts

Signals and Noise in the Measurement
Characteristics of the Measurement System
Determination of Absolute Quantity
Units of Measurement Quantities


Pressure Measurements

Object Quantities
Direct Pressure Measurement
Indirect Pressure Measurement


Flow Measurement

Object Quantities
Blood Flow Measurements in Single Vessels
Tissue Blood Flow Measurement
Respiratory Gas Flow Measurements


Motion and Force Measurement

Objects of Measurement
Motion Measurements
Force Measurements


Temperature, Heat Flow, and Evaporation Measurements

Object Quantities
Temperature Sensors
Noncontact Temperature Measurement Techniques
Clinical Thermometers
Heat Flow Measurements
Evaporation Measurement


Bioelectric and Biomagnetic Measurements

Objects of Measurements
Electrode Theory
Surface Potential Electrodes
Micro and Suction Electrodes


Chemical Measurement

Objects of Measurements
Chemical Sensors
Continuous Measurements of Chemical Quantities





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Waseda University, Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan Chiba University, Chiba, Japan Linkoping University Hospital, Sweden







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