Course title
Medical Electronics

Course description
In recent years, there have been remarkable developments in medical electronics and biological engineering, which support the fields of medicine and biology. This lecture deals with electrical phenomena in the body, methods for measuring biological micro-signals, collection and analysis of biological information, diagnostic imaging equipment, and therapeutic devices. Engineering explanations will be the main focus, but medical and physiological explanations will also be included.
Purpose of class
Through this course, participants will acquire knowledge of electronics measurement and treatment techniques in the medical and biological fields, together with an understanding of the complexity and sophistication of the structure and function of living organisms.
Goals and objectives
  1. explain the mechanisms of bioelectrical signal generation and their measurement methods. Corresponds to lesson plans 1-3 D
  2. explain measurement methods for physical quantities in living organisms. Corresponds to lesson plans 4-5 D
  3. explain how to analyze and measure chemical components of biological origin. Corresponds to lesson plans 7-8 D
  4. explain the principles and actual measuring instruments of medical imaging and treatment equipment. Corresponds to lesson plans 9-12 D
  5. describe the next generation of testing and measurement technologies for medical and healthcare applications. Corresponds to lesson plan 13 D
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Guidance, Measurement of bioelectrical signals (1)
- History of the development of medical devices
- Biopotential electrodes
- Biopotential amplification
Check the content on Scomb 190minutes
2. Measurement of bioelectrical signals (2)
- Physiology
- Bioelectrical phenomena
- Membrane potentials
Check the content on Scomb 190minutes
3. Measurement of bioelectrical signals (3)
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Electroencephalogram (EEG)
- Electromyogram (EMG)
Check the content on Scomb 190minutes
4. Measurement of biophysical quantities (1)
- Blood pressure
- Blood flow
Check the content on Scomb 190minutes
5. Biophysical measurements (2)
- Respiration
- Body temperature
Check the content on Scomb 190minutes
6. Mid-term examination Check the content on Scomb 190minutes
7. Biochemical quantity measurement (1)
- Electrochemical sensors
- Optical sensors
- Biosensors
Check the content on Scomb 190minutes
8. Biochemical quantity measurement (2)
- Blood gas composition, pH
- Blood glucose
- Proteins
- Nucleic acids
Check the content on Scomb 190minutes
9. Medical imaging equipment (1)
- Ultrasound equipment
- Radiography
- X-ray computed tomography (X-ray CT)
Check the content on Scomb 190minutes
10. Medical imaging equipment (2)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Positron emission tomography (PET)
- Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)
Check the content on Scomb 190minutes
11. Therapeutic equipment (1)
- Cardiac pacemakers
- Sacral nerve stimulator
- Muscle electrical stimulators
Check the content on Scomb 190minutes
12. Therapeutic equipment (2)
- Defibrillators
- Hemodialysis machines
- Drug delivery devices
- Catheter ablation
Check the content on Scomb 190minutes
13. Next-generation medical and healthcare testing and measurement technologies
- Biogas measurement
- Wearable sensors
- Liquid biopsy
Check the content on Scomb 190minutes
14. Final examination Check the content on Scomb 190minutes
Total. - - 2660minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Mid-term Exam Final Exam Total.
1. 20% 20%
2. 20% 20%
3. 25% 25%
4. 25% 25%
5. 10% 10%
Total. 40% 60% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Mid-term exam 40%, final exam 60%, converted to a maximum score of 100 points, with 60 points or more as a pass. Examinations are conducted in person.
Textbooks and reference materials
Biometrics ISBN978-4-339-07113-9 (in Japanese)
It is desirable to have taken Analogue Electronic Circuits 2.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Office hours: every Friday 12:00-13:00 @ Room 09B27, Research Building, Toyosu Campus
    Questions/consultation: Whenever I am available. Face-to-face, email or Zoom, whichever is convenient.
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
Active-learning course
More than one class is interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
Last modified : Mon May 23 04:37:59 JST 2022