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
The students will be able to acquire knowledge of electronics measurement and treatment techniques in the medical and biological fields, and to understand the complexity and sophistication of the structure and function of living organisms.
Goals and objectives
  1. The students will be able to explain the mechanisms of bioelectrical signal generation and their measurement methods. Corresponds to lesson plans 1-3 D
  2. The students will be able to explain measurement methods for physical quantities in living organisms. Corresponds to lesson plans 4-5 D
  3. The students will be able to explain how to analyze and measure chemical components of biological origin. Corresponds to lesson plans 7-8 D
  4. The students will be able to explain the principles and actual measuring instruments of medical imaging and treatment equipment. Corresponds to lesson plans 9-12 D
  5. The students will be able to 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
Handouts 190minutes
2. Measurement of bioelectrical signals (2):
- Physiology
- Bioelectrical phenomena
- Membrane potentials
Handouts 190minutes
3. Measurement of bioelectrical signals (3):
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Electroencephalogram (EEG)
- Electromyogram (EMG)
Handouts 190minutes
4. Measurement of biophysical quantities (1):
- Blood pressure
- Blood flow
Handouts 190minutes
5. Biophysical measurements (2):
- Respiration
- Body temperature
Handouts 190minutes
6. Mid-term examination and review Scope of exam: contents of lesson plans 1-5.
Evaluation of achievement objectives 1-2.
7. Biochemical quantity measurement (1):
- Electrochemical sensors
- Optical sensors
- Biosensors
Handouts 190minutes
8. Biochemical quantity measurement (2):
- Blood gas composition, pH
- Blood glucose
Handouts 190minutes
9. Biochemical quantity measurement (3):
- Proteins
- Nucleic acids
Handouts 190minutes
10. Medical imaging equipment (1):
- Ultrasound equipment
- Radiography
- X-ray computed tomography (X-ray CT)
Handouts 190minutes
11. Medical imaging equipment (2):
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)
- Positron emission tomography (PET)
Handouts 190minutes
12. Therapeutic equipment:
- Cardiac pacemakers
- Defibrillators
- Hemodialysis machines
Handouts 190minutes
13. Next-generation medical and healthcare testing and measurement technologies:
- Biogas measurement
- Wearable sensors
- Liquid biopsy
Handouts 190minutes
14. Final examination and review Scope of exam: contents of lesson plans 7-13.
Evaluation of achievement objectives 3-5.
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.
Feedback on exams, assignments, etc.
ways of feedback specific contents about "Other"
Feedback in the class
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: It is advisable to contact the company in advance of the visit.
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 : Sat Sep 09 06:43:32 JST 2023