This course will expose the students to the design of various technological solutions for low-power biomedical devices. It is interdisciplinary, combining the realms of electrical engineering, biology, and anatomy, developing and designing new medical devices for the biomedical field. Emphasis will be placed on a core understanding of the fundamental components used within biomedical devices, the semiconductor devices such as MOSFETS for their sub-threshold conduction and its similarities to bio-molecular transport, as well as microcircuits and systems will be explored as to how the students develop life-changing medical devices, with low-cost solutions for daily life, management of bodily functions, and improve on the designs of already existing biomedical devices. The course will also explore designing instrumentation amplifiers, understanding biosensors, biosensor devices, and associated devices, and focusing on problems related to making highly integrated devices, and after that, looking into the various electromagnetic effects on tissue. The practical work required for understanding key concepts, troubleshooting devices, sensor integration, and systems design will be explored in ENGR 2205 Laboratory and Project Design IV.
- Lecturer: Paul Wilson