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Course Unit Code450-2017/04
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated4 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Optional
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
CER275doc. Ing. Martin Černý, Ph.D.
The biotelemetry lessons are meanly intended for students of bachelor study branch of biomedical technology or engineering, but it can be attended by other students of electrical engineering bachelor and master study branches.
In the course of biotelemetry students can learn about possibilities and methods for (biomedical) data transmission for different purposes, distances with different technologies. The course is designed practically as much as it is possible.
Most of presented themes are verified by students in practical measurements. These measurements are similar to real today’s applications of biotelemetry. It is recommended to attend this course in higher years of bachelor study.
Biotelemetry is concerned with transmission of quantity from the source into the distance where analysis, display is done.
In medical science the transmission of electrical signal is meant where the information about the measured quantity is somehow encoded.
The Telemedicine is an inseparable element, where the medical signal could be voice, verbal and especially visual for the distance between a doctor and patient or between the single medical workplaces.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The goal of this course is to acquaint students with possibilities, methods and technologies for realization of telemetric measurements of biological parameters and to acquaint them with applications of telemetry in field of biomedical engineering.
Course Contents

• Introduction to telemetry, historical development, eHeatlh and Body sensor networks
• Basic design of the biotelemetric device, its components.
• Data standards for data transmission in biotelemetric applications, communication protocols.
• eHealth - Components, Specifications, Applications in Practice.
• Body sensor networks - requirements, implementation, application in practice.
• Remote home care systems, monitored signals (biological and nonbiological, human movements), applications in practice.
• Home Automation Systems Implementable in Remote Home Care Systems, Components, Requirements, Method of Implementation.
• Other telemetry applications in medicine (cardiology, drug control, etc.)
• Introduction to signal processing capabilities and how they are interpreted to users of remote home care systems and biotelemetric solutions.
• User privacy, GDPR.

Laboratory exercises:

During the laboratory exercises the students will work on a controled semestral project. The result of this project will be a functional telemetry device applied to a remote home care lab. The individual steps of the project are:
• Design and telemetry devices using Arduino or similar development platforms to measure selected biological signals.
• Selection and implementation of analog circuits to measure selected biological signals (single-conduction ECG or plethysmography or body weight or EMG, or inertial sensors and body temperature, or other types of bioscientists).
• Digitalization of measured analog signals and transferring data to a personal computer using either USB or Ethernet.
• Design and implementation of communication protocol, creation of software for visualization of measured data in a personal computer.
• Implementation the chosen wireless technology (Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low energy, proprietary radio communication, Internet of Things).
• Implementation of developed measurement system into remote home care systems - initial testing in the remote home care lab.
• Practical tests with other measuring systems in a remote home care lab. Monitoring of the movement of people, work with remote home automation systems.
• Design and implementation of test schemes to verify the benefits of telemetry facilities in a remote home care lab.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
HU, Fei. Telehealthcare computing and engineering: principles and design. xix, 726 pages. ISBN 15-780-8802-X.

GUANG-ZHONG YANG, Editor. Body sensor networks. Second edition. London: Springer London, 2014. ISBN 978-144-7163-749.
ČERNÝ, M., PENHAKER, M.: Biotelemetrie přednášky, VŠB TU Ostrava 2007.
ISBN: 978-80-248-1605-0
ČERNÝ, M., PENHAKER, M.: Biotelemetrie – laboratorní úlohy, VŠB TU Ostrava 2007.ISBN: 978- 80-248-1606-7
Recommended Reading:
MAHEU, Marlene M., Pamela WHITTEN a Ace ALLEN. E-health, telehealth, and telemedicine: a guide to start-up and success. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, c2001. ISBN 0-7879-4420-3.

PUŽMANOVÁ, R., Moderní komunikační sítě od A do Z. 2.aktualizované vydání. Brno:
Computer press, a.s., 2006. ISBN 80-251-1278-0.
BAJCSY, J., VÍTOVEC, J.: Telemetria a prenos údajov. Bratislava: Alfa-SNTL,1988.
KAINKA, B., BERNDT, H-J., Využití rozhranní PC pod Windows. 1.české vydání. Ostrava: Nakladatelství HEL, 2000. ISBN 80-86167-13-5
Penhaker, M., Imramovský, M., Tiefenbach, P: Lékařské diagnostické přístroje učební texty, Ostrava: 2004. ISBN 80-248-0751-3

HU, Fei. Telehealthcare computing and engineering: principles and design. xix, 726 pages. ISBN 15-780-8802-X.

GUANG-ZHONG YANG, Editor. Body sensor networks. Second edition. London: Springer London, 2014. ISBN 978-144-7163-749.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Individual consultations, Tutorials, Experimental work in labs
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined