Syllabus

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VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

COURSE SYLLABUS

Course:  ECE 5255-01 Biomedical System Design

Term: Fall 2013

Prerequisite: 

  • Fund. of Electrical Engineering I (ECE 2052)
  • Fund. Of Electrical Engineering I Lab (ECE 2053)

Instructors:

  • Professor Lunal Khuon, Ph.D.
  • Professor Karl Zurn
  • Professor Jane Brooks Zurn
  • Guest Lecturer: Gerald Herrera, Ph. D. (Physiological lectures)

TA: Mr. Sachin Namboodiri

Text: No Required Text. Reading materials will be made available through online access.

References: J. G. Webster, Medical Instrumentation, Application and Design, 4th Ed., John Wiley & Sons, 2010. ISBN-13:978-0471-67600-3

Course Description: 

Hands-on system-level development of various biomedical instrumentations using off-the-shelf sensors, available electronics, and a graphical programming environment and data acquisition platform.

Major Instruments to Investigate:

  1. Electrocardiography
  2. Electrooculography
  3. Blood Pressure Measurement*
  4. Brain Computer Interface*

*Time permitting

Grading: Participation 10% Labs/Quizzes 90%

Lab Materials:

Software:

  • National Instruments (NI) LabVIEW
  • NI Elvismx for MyDAQ
  • Elvis NI Biomedical Startup Kit
  • LTSpice

Hardware (major):

  • National Instruments MyDAQ ($195/$895)
  • Florida Research Instruments (FRI-2000-2) (click here to purchase)
  • Jameco Breadboard, Tools, Crash cart [Villanova electrical engineering lab portable supply bin ]: R, L, C, and discrete ICs Special Cables: BNC, BNC adapters Sensors (Mainly electrodes) Sophomore Crash Cart contents

You are required to replace missing/lost lab hardware or provide for replacement costs in order to complete the course and receive a final grade (MyDAQ, FRI adapter, breadboards, tools, cables).

LATE SUBMISSION POLICY

All assignments are to be submitted at the beginning of class on the due date.

  1. Late assignments can be submitted
    1. Only in class and only at the beginning of class
    2. 25% off total possible points per session late
  2. Late assignment will NOT be accepted after the solutions and/or graded returned assignments are made available.
  3. Quizzes must be completed within assigned time period. Online quizzes automatically expire at end of allocated time. A saved but not submitted online quiz will receive no credit.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

Students are expected to attend all sessions. Students who, whether excused or unexcused, are absent from class are responsible for obtaining any notes, materials, or assignments presented in class either from fellow classmates or by directly contacting me. Missed in-class activities can be made up under my discretion. Except absence due to unforeseen illness, all other excused absences must be pre- arranged with course instructor.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

This is a tentative schedule of topics to be covered in this course. Although it may not be possible to cover all of the topics due to time constraints, you are still required to follow all of the readings.

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Date
Lecture/Lab
8/27 8/29
Course Intro & Overview
9/3 9/5
9/10 9/12
9/17 9/19
9/24 9/26
Biopotential Amplifiers Lab 3: Heart Rate: Electrocardiogram
10/1 10/3
Notch Filter & Electrodes Lab 3 Lab 3
10/8 10/10
Lab 3 Lab 3
10/15 10/17
Semester RECESS-NO CLASS Semester RECESS-NO CLASS
10/22 10/24
Lab 4 Eye Movement: Electrooculogram Electrooculogram Lab 4
10/29 10/31
Lab 4 Interface Lab 4
Electroencephalogram/Brain Computer
11/5 11/7
Lab 5 TBD-EEG/BCI Lab 5
11/12 11/14
Lab 5 Biomedical Signal Processing Lab 5
11/19 11/21
Lab 6 Physiological Database & FDA Good Manufacturing Practices Toolkits Lab 6
11/26 11/28
Thanksgiving RECESS-NO CLASS Thanksgiving RECESS-NO CLASS
12/3 12/5
FDA Approval (Medical Device Act) Lab 6 Sensory Considerations in Biomedical Design Lab 6
12/10 12/12
Friday schedule-NO CLASS
TBD-Final day of class
TBD-FINAL EXAM WEEK

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