Rachael H. Schmedlen
All BME freshmen attend the same section of ENG 100, which is organized as a company, Blue Genes R&D.
- Clients are physicians from U-M Health System or School of Dentistry
- Lectures cover principles of transcription and translation plus emerging diagnostic technologies for genetic disease
- Deliverables: Paper design, oral presentations, final report, meeting minutes, journals
- Students use Matlab, SolidWorks, and COMSOL on a three-part design project
- Prepares students for 450 & 499
- Covers circuits, biopotentials, ECG and EMG design, data acquisition, signal analysis, bio-electrode and bio-sensors, pulse oximetry
- Circuit-related design project may be assigned (system for measuring fitness-related signals during exertion) or chosen by class, depending on instructor
- Deliverables include design documents, prototypes, in-class demonstrations, and reports.
- Course organized as biomedical instrumentation company
- Students work in teams of 5-7 on projects sponsored by local industry, UMHS physicians, College of Engineering research labs
- Covers entire design process: problem definition; design specifications; documentation; design review; prototype fabrication, testing, and calibration