TWO PRECONFERENCE COURSES
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
Course I. Tuesday 29.8. 2006 (Full day)
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:
The lectures are supported with e-Learning material on the Internet.
Course II. Wednesday 30.8. 2006 (Half day)
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.