Lecture on Biological Signal
TeachersOGAWA, MitsuhiroStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 1 1st semest [Master's program, Division of Integrated Science and Engineering]
CategorySpecial Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
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Course Description

In this lecture course, both the methodology of biological signal measurement and biological signal processing are concerned. In particular, a number of signals such as electrocardiogram (EEG), electromyography (EMG), electroencephalogram (EEG), photoplethysmogram (PPG) and Ballistocardiogram are dealt with.
This course relates to DP3.

Course Objectives

If one wants to know about living bodies, especially the human body, living bodies have to be measured in some way or another. In this way, biological signals can be the obtained. The aim of this course is to learn about the general and particular ways of handling biological signals.

Grading Policy

Students will be required to submit two reports within the 15 weeks (35%+35%). In the end of the course, students will take the final oral assessment exam (70%).

Textbook and Reference

TextbookTwo Japanese textbooks (ISBN:978-4339071313)
Yamakoshi and TogawaCORONA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.
ReferencesBiomedical Sensors and Instruments, Second EditionTatsuo Togawa, Toshiyo Tamura, P. Ake ObergCRC Press


The knowledge of LMS is required.
Preparation and review will be instructed in class.
Preparation should survey about concept of mathematics, physics and chemistry.
For review, please summarize each class in one paper.


If you would have any question, don't hesitate to contact with Ogawa.


2Measurement of inner pressure (1)
3Measurement of inner pressure (2)
4Measurement of flow in the body (1)
5Measurement of flow in the body (2)
6Measurement of kinematics
7Measurement of dynamics
8Thermal physiology
9Electromagnetic phenomenon and measurement on living body (1)
10Electromagnetic phenomenon and measurement on living body (2)
11Electromagnetic phenomenon and measurement on living body (3)
12Biochemistry measurement (1)
13Biochemistry measurement (2)
14Digital signal processing for biological signal
15Hot-topics on biological signal