Biomedical Sensors and Instruments (2nd Revised edition)

Biomedical Sensors and Instruments (2nd Revised edition)

By: Tatsuo Tagawa (author), Toshiyo Tamura (author), P.Ake Oberg (author)Hardback

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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.

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


Fundamental Concepts Signals and Noise in the Measurement Characteristics of the Measurement System Determination of Absolute Quantity Units of Measurement Quantities References Pressure Measurements Object Quantities Direct Pressure Measurement Indirect Pressure Measurement References Flow Measurement Object Quantities Blood Flow Measurements in Single Vessels Tissue Blood Flow Measurement Respiratory Gas Flow Measurements References Motion and Force Measurement Objects of Measurement Motion Measurements Force Measurements References Temperature, Heat Flow, and Evaporation Measurements Object Quantities Temperature Sensors Noncontact Temperature Measurement Techniques Clinical Thermometers Heat Flow Measurements Evaporation Measurement References Bioelectric and Biomagnetic Measurements Objects of Measurements Electrode Theory Surface Potential Electrodes Micro and Suction Electrodes Biomagnetism References Chemical Measurement Objects of Measurements Chemical Sensors Continuous Measurements of Chemical Quantities References

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/03/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781420090789
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 423
  • ID: 9781420090789
  • weight: 929
  • ISBN10: 142009078X
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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