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Medical Instrumentation – Part 1

Biosignal Recorders

(Non-Interactive Online Course)

  • Length: 6 weeks
  • Instructor: Dr. Mohammad Mikaeili

Important Notes: 

  • A “Certificate of Completion” will be awarded to you, if you complete at least 60% of the course.
  • The full price of the course is $60. 
  • With early bird registration before June 20th, you pay only $35.

Course Description

In this course, you will get familiar with popular Bio-potentials and their origins. You will see how these signals are recorded and how to design biopotential recorders. I will show you the building blocks of biosignal recorders and the practical aspects and challenges in designing them.

Course contents:

  • Introduction to Biopotentials and their origins
  • Biopotential Amplifiers
    • Instrumentation amplifiers
    • Active and passive filters
    • Noise and Interference reduction
    • Patient safety and transient protection
  • Introduction to Cardiac biosignal recorders -The Electrocardiograph (ECG) design
    • Analysis of two commercial electrocardiographs electronic circuits
    • Cardiac monitors
    • Impedance based respiration rate measurement
    • Basic Biotelemetry
    • Analysis of two commercial cardiac monitors electronic circuits
  • Introduction to the brain biosignal recorders -The Electroencephalograph (EEG)
    • Basic Electroencephalograph circuit analysis
    • Cortical biosignal recording – The Electrocorticogram (ECoG)
  • Introduction to the muscular biosignal recorders -The Electromyograph (EMG)
  • Other biosignal recorders
    • The Electroneurograph (ENG)
      • Measurement of nerve conduction velocity (NCV)
    • The Electrooculograph (EOG)
    • The Electroretinograph (ERG)
    • The Electrogastrograph (EGG)
    • The galvanic skin response (GSR)


Dr. Mohammad Mikaeili joined Synnovate Inc. in June 2020 as a researcher and instructor of Medical Instrumentation. He accepted the Synnovate’s offer to act as the program coordinator of our Bio-Medical department.
Mohammad received his B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering from Tehran University, Iran, in 1990 and Masters and Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Amirkabir university of technology (AKU) in 1994 and 2001 respectively. His main research interests are Biomedical signal processing (more specifically EEG) and Biomedical instrumentation with several published papers in these fields. He is now with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Shahed university as Assistant Professor. Besides he is the chairman of the board and co-founder of Hooshmand Fanavar Tehran (HFT) company since 1999. HFT is one of the Iranian leading companies in the field of Medical Laboratory and Brain research instrumentation.


2 Replies to “Medical Instrumentation-Part 1: Biosignal Recorders (Non-Interactive)”

  1. What level of education is needed for this course or is there any prior knowledge required that would be helpful for learning this course?

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