Dr Michael Daniele
Electrical and Computer Engineering
BME 518 Wearable Biosensors and Microsystems
3 Credit Hours
(also offered as ECE 518)
This course will explore the application of wearable electronics to monitor human biometrics. The first part of the course will introduce the sources of chemical, electrical, and mechanical bio-signals, and the sensing motifs for monitoring each bio-signal. The second part of the course will explore the design, function and limitations of wearable biosensors. Example systems will include wearable electrocardiograms, blood-glucose monitors, electronic tattoos, “smart” clothing, and body area networks. Emphasis will be given to critical comparison of different sensor modalities and how their limitations in realistic applications suggest the selection of one type of sensor over another. This course will provide students with a general overview of wearable biosensors and the necessary technical background to solve basic problems in engineering systems at the interface of biology and electronics.