Handbook of Biomechatronics provides an introduction to biomechatronic design and an in-depth explanation of some of the most exciting and groundbreaking biomechatronic devices in the world. Edited by Dr. Jacob Segil and written by a strong team of biomechatronics experts, the book covers biomechatronic design, components, and specific biomechatronic devices that span many disciplines. Sections cover sensors, actuators, processing and control systems, and signal processing. In addition, a chapter on biomechatronic devices contains distinct examples, spanning hearing aids to brain-machine interfaces. Each chapter presents the development phase of a biomechatronic device that is followed by an in-depth discussion of the current state-of-the-art.
- Covers biomechatronic design, components and devices in one comprehensive source
- Accessible for readers in multiple areas of study, such as bioengineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and chemical engineering
- Includes the most recent and groundbreaking advances in the biomechatronics field
Part 1 Biomechatronic Design a. Introduction to Biomechatronics b. Conceptual Design Theory c. Biomechatronic Design Methods d. Biomechatronic Design Tools
Part 2 Biomechatronic Components a. Sensor and Transducer Technologies b. Actuator Technologies c. Processing and Control Systems d. Signal Processing e. Artificial Intelligence
Part 3 Biomechatronic Devices a. Hearing Aids and Implants b. Visual Prostheses c. Heart Replacement d. Respiratory Aids e. Prosthetic Limbs f. Brain-Machine Interfaces g. Blood Glucose Sensors h. Surface Plasmon Resonance Devices i. Microarray Devices j. Stem Cell Manufacturing k. Medical Imaging l. Case Studies
Dr. Jacob Segil currently holds a dual appointment with the Engineering Plus Program at the University of Colorado Boulder and with the Denver Veterans Administration Medical Campus. Dr. Segil researches brain-machine interfaces specifically in the design and control of upper limb prosthetic devices. In 2016, he was awarded an early career award from the Rehabilitation Research and Development division of the Department of Veteran Affairs in order to study the restoration of sensory feedback in multi-functional prosthetic hands. Previously, Dr. Segil received his doctoral and master degrees in the Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Colorado at Boulder under the supervision of Dr. Richard Weir after working at the Center for Bionic Medicine at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.