Bioimpedance and Bioelectricity Basics

By

  • Sverre Grimnes, Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Orjan Martinsen, Professor, Department of Physics, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Orjan Martinsen, Professor, Department of Physics, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Sverre Grimnes, Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics, University of Oslo, Norway

Bioelectricity (or bioelectromagnetism) relates to the study of biological electrical currents, and bioimpedance deals with the measurement of electrical conductivity. They are intimately linked to biomedical engineering, with major significance for development of novel medical devices, as well as the study of biological rhythms. This completely updated new edition remains the most comprehensive reference tool for this intricate, interdisciplinary field.The authors, both internationally recognized experts in the field, have thoroughly revised the entire text. It remains the only such work that discusses in detail dielectric and electrochemical aspects, as well as electrical engineering concepts of network theory. The highly effective, easy to follow organization has been retained, with new discussion of state-of-the-art advances in finite element analysis, endogenic sources, control theory, tissue electrical properties, and invasive measurements. There are two all new chapters on bioelectricity, along with an introduction to Geselowitz theory, the Maxwell basis of bioimpedance, and multivariate analysis as an alternative.
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Audience

This book is essential reading for graduate and postgraduate students in biomedical engineering and biophysics. In addition, it is written for researchers involved in the development of medical and electrochemical instrumentation, as well as clinical professionals in cardiology, neurology, electrophysiology, cell physiology, and clinical chemistry.

 

Book information

  • Published: March 2008
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374004-5

Reviews

…an excellent reference for students and researchers in those areas that make use of the concepts of bioimpedance and bioelectricity … (it provides), in a single work, an opportunity …to understand and compare the various methods of bioimpedance and bioelectricity measurement, as well as the several models used to describe and interpret the electrical behavior of biological tissues. Review of the First Edition, Annals of Biomedical Engineering



Table of Contents

Introduction; Electrolytics; Dielectrics; Passive Tissue Electrical Properties; Excitable Tissue Electrical Properties; Geometrical Analysis; Instrumentation and Measurement; Data and Models; Selected Applications; History of Bioimpedance and Bioelectricity; Appendix