Teaching and Research Labs

Biomedical Engineering Laboratory

The Biomedical Engineering Laboratory is designed to teach students the operating principles of medical instrumentation. It provides students with hands-on experience with electrocardiography, blood-pressure measurement, ultrasound imaging, and other technologies which form an integral part of modern medical practice. Through experimentation, the students learn how physiological signals are acquired and processed, with the goal of understanding the special requirements of medical instrumentation design.

This laboratory contains a variety of physiological sensors and instrumentation interfaced to PC workstations for real-time digital signal processing. Among the equipment available for experimentation is a multichannel patient monitor, a B-mode ultrasound unit, a pulse oximeter/capnograph, and an optical spectrophotometer. As well as serving as an aid to classroom instruction, this equipment is also used by students working on undergraduate final-year projects and postgraduate research projects.