During the Fall 2011 semester, the students in BE 401 Bioinstrumentation course, taught by Professor Ladimer Nagurney, chose a biomedical instrument to research in depth. As part of their research, they created a presentation that highlighted the Physiology that led to the development of the instrument, the Physics behind the measurement, and the Clinical Use of the instrument. On December 8 and 13, 2011, the students shared their presentation with their fellow students and received feedback from their peers.
Among the choices of biomedical instruments were: Blood Pressure Monitor, Pacemaker, Electronic Stethoscope, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Pulse Oximeter, Ultrasound, CT Scan, Ventilator, YAG Laser, Kidney Dialysis, Continuous Blood Monitor, EMG/EKG data collection, Defibrillator, Angiogram, and Radiosurgery and Radiotherapy.
Biomedical Instrumentation is a required course for senior Biomedical Engineering Students and an elective course for other Engineering Students. This past fall there were 11 Biomedical and 6 Electrical and Computer Engineering Students enrolled in the course.