EML 4585 DESIGN OF BIOMEDICAL SYSTEMS AND DEVICES
INSTRUCTOR: Richard T. Schoephoerster
OFFICE: EAS 2600 PHONE: 348-3722
Textbook: Design of Biomedical Devices and Systems, King and Fries (Marcel Dekker)
Class Description: This course will cover the engineering design of the human body and of the devices used for artificial replacement of organs or systems. The class will not follow any particular text, but material will be covered from a variety of references listed below as well as current journal articles. The material covered can be divided into three parts:
1) Concepts of Engineering Design
2) Concepts of Biomedical Engineering Design
3) Application of design principles to human and artificial systems:
a) skeletal and muscular
Course Objectives: This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to systems and devices used in the biomedical industry and the basic principles of their design. It is meant to offer the students an application in the biomedical area to the basic theory developed in the lower level course work, as well as an opportunity to learn basic steps and processes involved in engineering design as it specifically applies to biomedical problems.
Course Outcomes: By the end of this course, students should be able to:
1. Apply the principles of engineering design from recognition of need to a fully-tested product.
2. Organize and manage a design project and work effectively in a team to complete the project.
3. Incorporate biocompatibility, regulatory issues, and other considerations and constraints pertinent to medical devices, into the design process.
4. Apply knowledge of natural physiological systems to the design of their replacements, and to devise means to overcome constraints in doing so.
5. Communicate items 1 through 4 in written, oral, and graphical form.
POINTS DISTRIBUTION: Class Participation 10%
Design Project Exercises 40%
Midterm Exam 20%
Final Exam 30%
TENTATIVE COURSE OUTLINE
1 Intro. Engineering Design
2 Recognition of Need
3 Introduction to QSR and Design Controls – Design Input
4 Creativity and Innovation
5 Feasibility Assessment
6 Project Management – Organization/Work Breakdown Structure
8 Natural Design of the human skeletal and muscular systems
9 Joint and bone implants - fixation devices, hip and knee joints
10 Natural Design of the human circulatory system
11 Cardiovascular implants and devices
12 Natural Design of the human respiratory system
14 Natural Design of the human renal system