Biomedical Instrumentation and Measurement Laboratory (BIML)
The BIML lab is equipped with specialized and general purpose computer based data acquisition systems that enable experiments that involve the recording and analysis of signals associated with the cardiovascular, neuromuscular, and respiratory systems. The lab workstations have industry standard programming software including National Instruments LabVIEW and Mathworks MATLAB to filter, process, and evaluate experimentally acquired data, allowing for a more accurate assessment of the recorded signals and the correlation with the biological basis of their origin.
The lab was intentionally designed to serve as a multipurpose teaching facility to support fundamental curricular objectives that include biomedical engineering concepts covered in Intro to Biomedical Engineering I, core system and signal analysis concepts imparted in Biomedical Signals & Analysis, and complex multisystem feedback interactions taught in Dynamics and Control of Biomedical Systems.
Analysis and evaluation of signals that originate from physiological phenomena of a mechanical and electrical nature is the basis of experimentation within the Biomedical Instrumentation and Measurement Laboratory. In the Quantitative Physiological Signal Analysis Lab students learn about the collection and analysis of physiological signals. Lab experiments include using electrooculography (EOG) to measure reaction time to a visual stimulus and measuring the velocity of an action potential along a nerve.
Examples of courses hosted within this facility include:
- BIME-181 Intro to Biomedical Engineering
- BIME-391 Biomechanics/Biomaterials Lab
- BIME-491 Quantitative Physiological Signal Analysis Lab
- BIME-492 Systems Physiology Control & Dynamics Lab