The Physiological Measurement Handbook

The Physiological Measurement Handbook

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The Physiological Measurement Handbook presents an extensive range of topics that encompass the subject of measurement in all departments of medicine. The handbook describes the use of instruments and techniques for practical measurements required in medicine. It covers sensors, techniques, hardware, and software as well as information on processing systems, automatic data acquisition, reduction and analysis, and their incorporation for diagnosis. Suitable for both instrumentation designers and users, the handbook enables biomedical engineers, scientists, researchers, students, health care personnel, and those in the medical device industry to explore the different methods available for measuring a particular physiological variable. It helps readers select the most suitable method by comparing alternative methods and their advantages and disadvantages. In addition, the book provides equations for readers focused on discovering applications and solving diagnostic problems arising in medical fields not necessarily in their specialty. It also includes specialized information needed by readers who want to learn advanced applications of the subject, evaluative opinions, and possible areas for future study.Until recently, temperature was measured by mercury-in-glass or alcohol-in-glass clinical thermometers, but the risks ... Axillary temperatures are, therefore, seldom used for well-child care office visits, yet parents, and their babies, are more comfortable when making this measurement at ... done by a microcontroller with a lookup table in memory that holds the calibration curve for the temperature sensor.

Title:The Physiological Measurement Handbook
Author:John G. Webster
Publisher:CRC Press - 2014-12-11


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