227-0085-26L  Projects & Seminars: Biosignal Acquisition and Processing for IoT Wearable Devices

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersM. Magno
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology BSc.

The course unit can only be taken once. Repeated enrollment in a later semester is not creditable.


AbstractThe category of "Laboratory Courses, Projects, Seminars" includes courses and laboratories in various formats designed to impart practical knowledge and skills. Moreover, these classes encourage independent experimentation and design, allow for explorative learning and teach the methodology of project work.
ObjectiveBiosignal acquisition and processing – Wearable sensor node design and analysis for bio-impedance sensor using an Arm Cortex-M (Nordic nrf52838) Microcontroller
Wearable smart sensor electronics has the potential to revolutionize the medical field. Various body conformal flexible sensors have been used to monitor motion and physiological electrical signals such as electrocardiography (ECG), electroencephalography (EEG) and body composition analysis via body bio-impedance measurements. Smart sensor nodes not only provide accurate and continuous data in time but also automate the process of maintaining medical records, thereby lowering the workload oft he health worker or clinician. This course offers an avenue for the students to understand the interdisciplinary principles that make it possible to interpret human physiology by utilizing discreet electronic components. Most importantly, participants will get a chance to do hands-on system design specific to electronically tracking a particular physiological phenomenon. In particular, the focus will be laid on programming of micro controllers, interfacing with sensors, acquisition of data and utilizing discreet analog elements for bio-signal processing. The programming will be performed in C.


The course will be taught in English and by the ITET center for project based learning.