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BMET8790: Introduction to Biomechatronics

2024 unit information

Biomechatronics is the application of mechatronic engineering to human biology, and as such it forms an important subset of the overall biomedical engineering discipline. This unit focusses on a number of areas of interest including auditory and optical prostheses, artificial hearts and active and passive prosthetic limbs and examines the biomechatronic systems (hardware and signal processing) that underpin their operation.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Biomedical Engineering

Code BMET8790
Academic unit Biomedical Engineering
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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AMME4790 or AMME5790 or BMET5790
Assumed knowledge:
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Knowledge in mechanical and electronic engineering; adequate maths and applied maths skills; background knowledge of physics, chemistry and biology; Some programming capability: MATLAB, C, C++, software tools used by engineers including CAD and EDA packages

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. develop a conceptual grasp of the intricate relationship between mind and body which will allow you to evaluate different forms of biofeedback that are used for diagnostics and rehabilitation
  • LO2. apply specialised engineering skills (mechanical and electrical) to analyse the performance of an active prosthetic device (e.g. prosthetic limb, hearing implant or artificial heart)
  • LO3. describe the operational principles of a number of implanted and attachable biomechatronic sensors used to monitor and/or stimulate physiological processes including those associated with hearing, seeing, thinking and movement amongst others
  • LO4. demonstrate an appreciation of the basics of the signal processing required to interpret bioelectrical signals and the ability to develop MATLAB code to perform this analysis.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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