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Design and Development of Medical Electronic Instrumentation: A Practical Perspective of the Design, Construction, and Test of Medical Devices

ISBN: 978-0-471-68183-0
264 pages
February 2005
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Design and Development of Medical Electronic Instrumentation fills a gap in the existing medical electronic devices literature by providing background and examples of how medical instrumentation is actually designed and tested. The book includes practical examples and projects, including working schematics, ranging in difficulty from simple biopotential amplifiers to computer-controlled defibrillators. Covering every stage of the development process, the book provides complete coverage of the practical aspects of amplifying, processing, simulating and evoking biopotentials. In addition, two chapters address the issue of safety in the development of electronic medical devices, and providing valuable insider advice.
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Table of Contents



About the Authors.

1. Biopotential Amplifiers.

2. Bandpass Selection for Biopotential Amplifiers.

3. Design of Safe Medical Device Prototypes.

4. Electromagnetic Compatibility and Medical Devices.

5. Signal Conditioning, Data Acquisition, and Spectral Analysis.

6. Signal Sources for Simulation, Testing, and Calibration.

7. Stimulation of Excitable Tissues.

8. Cardiac Pacing and Defibrillation.


Appendix A: Sources for Materials and Components.

Appendix B: Accompanying CD-ROM Content.


About the Authors.

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Author Information

DAVID PRUTCHI, PhD, received his doctorate in biomedical engineering from Tel-Aviv University, Israel. Currently, he is Vice President of Product Development for Impulse Dynamics. He has over fifteen years of experience in biomedical and medical electronic instrumentation research, design, and management. He has published over thirty papers and holds over sixty patents in the field of active implantable medical devices.

MICHAEL NORRIS is a senior electronics engineer for Impulse Dynamics. He has over twenty-five years of experience as a medical device designer, including research, design and development of analog and digital circuits, microprocessors, and embedded software.

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"The book is user-friendly, accurate...and will be very useful to anyone with a basic understanding of circuit theory…" (Annals of Biomedical Engineering, June 2006)

"This reviewer will find this text a valued part of his library for the several areas extremely well elucidated. And talking with a few colleagues, the reviewer confirmed that this text will have wide appeal…" (Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology, July/August 2005)

"…details this application's unique requirements and constraints, exploring with general discussion, schematic diagrams, representative waveforms, and typical-design photos." (EDN Online, January 12, 2005)

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