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Sensors in Medicine and Health Care

Sensors in Medicine and Health Care

P. Ake Oberg (Editor), Tatsuo Togawa (Editor), Francis A. Spelman (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-60486-9 March 2006 444 Pages




Taken as a whole, this series covers all major fields of application for commercial sensors, as well as their manufacturing techniques and major types. As such the series does not treat bulk sensors, but rather places strong emphasis on microsensors, microsystems and integrated electronic sensor packages. Each of the individual volumes is tailored to the needs and queries of readers from the relevant branch of industry.

A review of applications for point-of-care diagnostics, their integration into portable systems and the comfortable, easy-to-use sensors that allow patients to monitor themselves at home. The book covers such advanced topics as minimal invasive surgery, implantable sensors and prostheses, as well as biocompatible sensing.
Optical sensors
Glucose measurement
Biomagnetic Imaging
Haemodynamic measurements
Heart/ respiratory monitoring
Fetal and neonatal monitoring
Body motion analysis
Sensors for Catheter Applications
Cardiac Pacemakers
Cochlear Implants
Home health/ telecare
"I highly recommend this textbook for your library reference shelf and perhaps for use in graduate-level courses on advanced biomedical instrumentation." (IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Medicine, March/April 2005)