New York, 29.8. and 30.8. 2006

Organized by the IEEE - EMBC 2006

Director of the Courses: Professor Jaakko Malmivuo

Tampere University of Technology
Tampere, Finland

Course I. Tuesday 29.8. 2006 (Full day)

Bioelectromagnetism - Theory

Abstract: The course provides a general view of bioelectromagnetism and describes it as an independent discipline. The physiological origin of bioelectric and biomagnetic signal is discussed in detail. The sensitivity in a given measurement situation, the energy distribution in stimulation with the same electrodes, and the measurement of impedance are related and described by the electrode lead field. It is shown that, based on the reciprocity theorem, these are identical and further, that these procedures apply equally well for biomagnetic considerations. The difference between corresponding bioelectric and biomagnetic methods is discussed. The course shows, that all subfields of bioelectromagnetism obey the same basic laws and they are closely tied together through the principle of reciprocity. Thus the course helps the participants to understand the properties of existing bioelectric and biomagnetic measurements and stimulation methods and to design new systems.

The course will be based on the book:
Jaakko Malmivuo and Robert Plonsey: Bioelectromagnetism -
Principles and Applications of Bioelectric and Biomagnetic Fields

Oxford University Press, New York, 1995
Contents of the book.

  The book is also available on the Internet

  Download the book as a zip file.

The lectures are supported with e-Learning material on the Internet.
The material includes exercises.
Examination will also be arranged on the Internet. Please see: Examination Info
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Course II. Wednesday 30.8. 2006 (Half day)

Bioelectromagnetism - Advanced Topics

Abstract: Bioelectric and biomagnetic signals give important information on the function of the body in real-time and with non-invasive measurements. This course summarizes the possibilities and limitations of bioelectric and biomagnetic methods as source of information. It also gives examples on the most advanced methods and applications of bioelectromagnetism.