This Wiki page is initiated to share resources on medical instrumentation, and sensors in general. What we see in practice, is that measurement methods and tools for monitoring the human body are freely available for the professional market. In addition, many technical journal papers describe the basic functionality from physiology to electronics and algorithms. However, when students or researchers need to customise measurement methods for sports, care or cure purposes, there appears to be a huge gap. Universities have the knowledge to replicate and customize equipment, but do not see the challenge or need to do so. Equipment from the market can not be customized, or is too bulky or too expensive. This Wiki community is intended to become an open platform to close this gap by sharing reference designs for explorative medical instrumentation.
The method used is development by students and for students. For example, with Electrical Engineering students we develop an electrophysiological amplifier. It is documented in such a way that it can be replicated by someone who is less experienced with electronics. Subsequently, a design student can work on an electrode integrated in textile. With these ingredients, a psychology or sports technology student is facilitated in doing field experiments for monitoring the influence of human behaviour on heart rate.
Before you use or make something, read the page on electrical safety and the ethics of experimenting on the human body first.
As of September 2016, the work on this page is part of a Fontys Engineering research line Distributed Sensor Systems.
The Wiki now contains a newsblog to give up-to-date information about page updates and news items related to sensor and Care&Cure projects.