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BME 356: Motion Capture Lab Laboratory experiences with measurements for motion capture and an instrumented gait analysis. Various motion capture modalities (e.g. markers versus markerless) will be explored as well as other pieces of equipment that are used in conjunction with motion capture (e.g. EMG). Prerequisites: ME 201, ME 204, ME 205, ME 206 1 credits BME 420: Biomechanics Mechanics of deformable bodies. Mechanical properties of human biomaterials, bone, ligaments, muscle. Uniaxial tension, compression, bending, and torsion applied to orthopedic biomechanics. Rigid body planar kinematics and dynamics, with application to the biomechanics of human walking, running, cycling, and other athletic activities. Also studies functions of orthotics and prostheses, including design considerations. Prerequisites: Either (BIOL 124) or (BIOL 117), ME 204, ME 214 3 credits BME 430: Biomedical Systems Modeling and Analysis This course aims to apply systems theory and classical feedforward and feedback control in the context of human physiological systems. It introduces the techniques for analysis and modeling of human biological and human physiological systems including musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems, cells, tissues, diffusion systems, and other organ systems. Students will derive mathematical models of from human anatomy and physiology the systems and apply them to generate simulation data. Time and frequency domain issues will be addressed. Students will use Matlab computer methods to solve problems in human physiology, data analysis, system identification, and model validation. Basic control principles will be introduced. Prerequisites: ECE 231 (may be taken concurrently), BME 420 3 credits BME 440: Bioengineering Lab Laboratory experiences with measurements of human physiological variables for medical devices including the application of statistical techniques. Prerequisites: either (BIOL 124) or (BIOL 117), ME 205, ME 206 1 credit BME 454: Tribology This course addresses the design of tribological systems: the interfaces between two or more bodies in relative motion. Fundamental topics include: geometric, chemical, and physical characterization of surfaces; friction and wear mechanisms for metal, polymers, and ceramics, including abrasive wear, delamination theory, tool wear, erosive wear, wear of polymers and composites; and boundary lubrication and solid-film lubrication. The course also considers the relationship between nano-tribology and macro-tribology, rolling contracts, tribological problems in magnetic recording and electrical contracts, and monitoring and diagnosis of friction and wear. Case studies are used to illustrate key points. Prerequisites: MATH 243, ME 315, BME 310 (or BME 410) 3 credits BME 460: Biosignal Processing In this course, students will learn how to design and choose a filter for processing signals commonly collected in Biomedical Engineering (e.g. electromyography, electrocardiogram, forceplate data). Topics to be covered include FIR filters, IIR filters, Butterworth filters, and residual analysis. Signal processing will be performed using user-generated code to understand how these filters are practically implemented. Prerequisites: ME 205, ME 206, PHYS 214, BME 355 (or BME 450) 3 credits BME 465: Biomedical Heat and Mass Transfer This course is an introduction to biomedical heat and mass transfer. The relevant principles of heat transfer will be reviewed. Macroscopic and microscopic approaches to biomedical heat transfer will be covered. An introduction to mass transfer and its applications in biomedical and biological systems will be presented. Prerequisites: ME 312, BME310 (or BME 410) 3 credits

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Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019