Biosensors
Biomedical Engineering

Biosensing plays an important role in the advancement of patient care. Understanding a variety of technology building blocks allows a development team to create unique and sensitive sensors from the best-suited technology for the application. Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) can draw from a wide variety of specialists to develop your sensor.

image: Applying sophisticated digital signal processing techniques, SwRI engineers developed a seismic heart rate monitor for the U.S. Army. The device identifies a heartbeat quickly, through multiple layers of clothing.

Applying sophisticated digital signal processing techniques, SwRI engineers developed a seismic heart rate monitor for the U.S. Army. The device identifies a heartbeat quickly, through multiple layers of clothing.

image: This module-based handheld device was developed as a platform for environmental monitoring. The sensor module shown here records wind speed, humidity, temperature, radiation, and barometric pressure.

This module-based handheld device was developed as a platform for environmental monitoring. The sensor module shown here records wind speed, humidity, temperature, radiation, and barometric pressure.

image: Through the SwRI Internal Research Program, an interdisciplinary project team developed an orthopaedic device that incorporates sensors, electronics, and software to measure the motion between adjacent vertebrae.

Through the SwRI Internal Research Program, an interdisciplinary project team developed an orthopaedic device that incorporates sensors, electronics, and software to measure the motion between adjacent vertebrae.


Related Terminology

displacement  •  in vivo  •  biomedical engineering  •  biomedical technology  •  medical device  •  biotechnology  •  fluid dynamics  •  MEMS  •  magnetic catheter  •  piezoelectric  •  ultrasound  •  biological acoustics  •  biomedical research  •  biosensors  •  heart rate sensor  •  heat stress monitor  •  life detection

biomedical.swri.org

Keith Bartels, Ph.D., Staff Engineer, Sensor Systems & Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Technology, Mechanical Engineering

(210) 522-6062, kbartels@swri.org

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04/15/14