Medical Device Technologies

Medical Device Technologies

A Systems Based Overview Using Engineering Standards

1st Edition - September 28, 2011

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  • Author: Gail Baura
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123749765
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080961125

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Medical Device Technologies introduces undergraduate engineering students to commonly manufactured medical devices. It is the first textbook that discusses both electrical and mechanical medical devices. The first 20 chapters are medical device technology chapters; the remaining eight chapters focus on medical device laboratory experiments. Each medical device chapter begins with an exposition of appropriate physiology, mathematical modeling or biocompatibility issues, and clinical need. A device system description and system diagram provide details on technology function and administration of diagnosis and/or therapy. The systems approach lets students quickly identify the relationships between devices. Device key features are based on five applicable consensus standard requirements from organizations such as ISO and the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).

Key Features

  • The medical devices discussed are Nobel Prize or Lasker Clinical Prize winners, vital signs devices, and devices in high industry growth areas
  • Three significant Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall case studies which have impacted FDA medical device regulation are included in appropriate device chapters
  • Exercises at the end of each chapter include traditional homework problems, analysis exercises, and four questions from assigned primary literature
  • Eight laboratory experiments are detailed that provide hands-on reinforcement of device concepts


Junior, Senior and Graduate Students of Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering; Electrical and Electronic Engineers; Clinical Engineers

Table of Contents

  • Dedication


    About the Author


    Part I. Medical Devices

    Chapter 1. Diagnosis and Therapy

    Chapter 2. Electrocardiographs

    Chapter 3. Pacemakers

    Chapter 4. External Defibrillators

    Chapter 5. Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators

    Chapter 6. Heart Valves

    Chapter 7. Blood Pressure Monitors

    Chapter 8. Catheters, Bare Metal Stents, and Synthetic Grafts

    Chapter 9. Hemodialysis Delivery Systems

    Chapter 10. Mechanical Ventilators

    Chapter 11. Pulse Oximeters

    Chapter 12. Thermometers

    Chapter 13. Electroencephalographs

    Chapter 14. Deep Brain Stimulators

    Chapter 15. Cochlear Implants

    Chapter 16. Functional Electrical Stimulators

    Chapter 17. Intraocular Lens Implants

    Chapter 18. Total Hip Prostheses

    Chapter 19. Drug-Eluting Stents

    Chapter 20. Artificial Pancreas

    Part II. Lab Experiments

    Chapter 21. Electrocardiograph Design Lab

    Chapter 22. Electrocardiograph Filtering Lab

    Chapter 23. Pacemaker Programming Lab

    Chapter 24. Echocardiography Lab

    Chapter 25. Patient Monitoring Lab

    Chapter 26. Thermometry Accuracy Lab

    Chapter 27. Surface Characterization Lab

    Chapter 28. Entrepreneurship Lab


Product details

  • No. of pages: 528
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2011
  • Published: September 28, 2011
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123749765
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080961125

About the Author

Gail Baura

Dr. Baura received her BS Electrical Engineering degree from Loyola Marymount University, her MS Electrical Engineering and MS Biomedical Engineering degrees from Drexel University, and her PhD Bioengineering degree from the University of Washington. Between her graduate degrees, she worked as a loop transmission systems engineer at AT&T Bell Laboratories. She then spent 13 years in the medical device industry conducting medical device research and managing research and product development at several companies. She holds 20 U.S. patents. In her last industry position, Dr. Baura was Vice President, Research and Chief Scientist at CardioDynamics. In 2006, she returned to academia as a Professor of Medical Devices at Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences, which is one of the Claremont Colleges.

Throughout her career, Dr. Baura has championed engineering curriculum excellence. She has written four engineering textbooks, three of which are medical device textbooks. She is an ABET Engineering Accreditation Commissioner. In her new position as Director of Engineering Science at Loyola, she is constructing a general engineering curriculum that incorporates substantial industry input and prepares new engineering graduates for positions in the medical device, semiconductor, and wastewater treatment industries.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Engineering, Loyola University Chicago, IL, USA

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  • Neil Thu Jun 04 2020

    Great content for industry

    I found it really comprehensive and contains very nice content.