Biomedical Devices Design Laboratory OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Graduate Level Course on Electromechanical Instrumentation Design

Published Jan 30, 2009

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Learn about the various electromechanical applications used to design biomedical devices in the 'Biomedical Devices Design' OpenCourseWare. The free graduate course is offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is part of the Mechanical Engineering Department. This OpenCourseWare could help students pursuing master's degrees or doctorates in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering.

Biomedical Devices Design Laboratory: Course Specifics

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Biomedical Devices Design Laboratory: Course Description

In the 'Biomedical Devices Design' OpenCourseWare, graduate students can learn about the theory and practice of electromechanical instrument applications used to design biomedical devices. Students can learn how to apply their engineering skills to design blood glucose meters, surgical robots and other portable medical products. The OpenCourseWare even recounts an MIT lab's creation of interactive talking balloons, complete with a video. Some of the course's lecture topics include analog signal conditioning, op amp circuits, power supplies and sensor interface circuits. Students can learn about programming and using microprocessors and other highly accurate technologies. The free course also describes lab exercises that teach students about printed circuit board (PCB) layout, planning and budgeting for large projects, design of printed circuit boards and component selection. The course was taught by MIT professor Dr. Hongshen May in 2007 as a lecture class followed by lab sessions.

This OpenCourseWare includes lecture notes, a short video and lab handouts. If you are interested in taking this free course, visit the biomedical device design course page.

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