BME 120 Sensory Motor Systems (2017-2018)

BME 120 Sensory Motor Systems

(Required for BME and BMEP. Selected Elective for MSE.)
Catalog Data:

BME 120 Sensory Motor Systems (Credit Units: 4) A quantitative and systems approach to understanding physiological systems. Systems covered include the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. Prerequisite: BME 60B or EECS 10 or EECS 12 or ENGRCEE 20 or ENGRMAE 10 and PHYSICS 7D and MATH 3D. Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering: Premedical, and Materials Science Engineering Majors have first consideration for enrollment. Concurrent with BME 220. (Design units: 2)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0123821638.

Recommended Textbook:
None
References:

Physics of the Human Body (Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering) (1st Edition) ISBN: 978-3540296034

Coordinator:
David J. Reinkensmeyer
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic

Freshman-level differential equations

Lecture Topics:
  • Muscle
  • Neurons (as cables and computers)
  • Motor systems (emphasis on arm movement control)
  • Sensory systems (emphasis on auditory system)
  • Basic dynamics/mechanical circuits (spring, mass dashpot)
  • First and second order linear differential equations
  • Electrical circuits
  • Nonlinear equations and simulation
  • Ion transport
  • Signal processing – frequency analysis and filters
  • Control theory – feedforward, feedback, impedance control, Black’s formula
  • Biomechanical modeling of movement control and surgery
  • Functional electrical stimulation systems
  • Rehabilitation robotics
  • Biomimetic devices (e.g. robotic insects)
  • Neuroprostheses (e.g. cochlear implants)
  • Brain computer interfaces
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Students will use Microsoft Word and Excel to prepare Problem-Based Learning (PBL) reports and CAD tools to simulate neural circuits.

Laboratory Projects:

One Computer laboratory on the modeling of neural circuits.

Professional Component

Contributes toward Biomedical Engineering Topics and Major Design experience.

Design Content Description
Approach:

Student will use PBL skills to analyze and design systems to simulate neural and musculoskeletal systems. (50%) Specific discussions on neural and musculoskeletal system analyses and designs. (40%)

Lectures: 90%
Laboratory Portion: 10%
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 8%
  • PBL reports: 36%
  • Midterm exam: 24%
  • Final exam: 32%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 2.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 2.0 credit units

Prepared:
December 21, 2016
Senate Approved:
November 14, 2016
Approved Effective:
2017 Fall Qtr