Handbook of Biomechatronics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128125397

Handbook of Biomechatronics

1st Edition

Editors: Jacob Segil
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128125397
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st December 2018
Page Count: 720
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Handbook of Biomechatronics provides an introduction to biomechatronic design and an in-depth explanation of some of the most exciting and groundbreaking biomechatronic devices in the world. Edited by Dr. Jacob Segil and written by a strong team of biomechatronics experts, the book covers biomechatronic design, components, and specific biomechatronic devices that span many disciplines. Sections cover sensors, actuators, processing and control systems, and signal processing. In addition, a chapter on biomechatronic devices contains distinct examples, spanning hearing aids to brain-machine interfaces. Each chapter presents the development phase of a biomechatronic device that is followed by an in-depth discussion of the current state-of-the-art.

Key Features

  • Covers biomechatronic design, components and devices in one comprehensive source
  • Accessible for readers in multiple areas of study, such as bioengineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and chemical engineering
  • Includes the most recent and groundbreaking advances in the biomechatronics field


Biomedical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, research engineers, undergraduate engineering students, and graduate engineering students

Table of Contents

Biomechatronic Design and Components

1. Introduction to Biomechatronic Design

2. Actuator Technologies

3. Sensor and Transducer Technologies

4. Model-Based Control of Biomechatronics Systems

Biomechatronic Devices

  Lilach Bareket, Gregg Suaning and Alejandro Barriga Rivera

6. Prosthetic Limbs (upper)

7. Prosthetic Limbs (lower)

8. Biomechatronic applications of brain-computer interfaces

9. bio-inspired and bio-mimetic micro-robotics for therapeutic applications

10. Exoskeletons

11. Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Robots

12. Artificial Hearts and VADs

13. Pacemakers

14. Artificial Pancreas


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About the Editor

Jacob Segil

Dr. Jacob Segil currently holds a dual appointment with the Engineering Plus Program at the University of Colorado Boulder and with the Denver Veterans Administration Medical Campus. Dr. Segil researches brain-machine interfaces specifically in the design and control of upper limb prosthetic devices. In 2016, he was awarded an early career award from the Rehabilitation Research and Development division of the Department of Veteran Affairs in order to study the restoration of sensory feedback in multi-functional prosthetic hands. Previously, Dr. Segil received his doctoral and master degrees in the Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Colorado at Boulder under the supervision of Dr. Richard Weir after working at the Center for Bionic Medicine at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

Affiliations and Expertise

Instructor Engineering Plus Program, University of Colorado Boulder and VA Research Scientist, Denver Veterans Administration Medical Campus

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