Sensors in Medicine and Health Care: Sensors Applications, Volume 3
Copyright © 2004 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Editor(s): P. Å. Öberg, Tatsuo Togawa, Francis A. Spelman
Published Online: 18 AUG 2004
Print ISBN: 9783527295562
Online ISBN: 9783527601417
Series Editor(s): J. Hesse, J. W. Gardner, W. Göpel
About this Book
Due to remarkable developments in the field of sensors along with miniaturization, sophisticated microsensors are part of many aspects of 21st century medicine and health care. Turning sensory inputs of all kinds into defined electrical signals that can be interpreted and acted upon by both stationary and portable medical equipment as well as implants, sensors find many applications monitoring blood pressure, heart rates, glucose levels and many other parameters by which human health can be evaluated.
They also serve as key components in modern imaging equipment as well as operating equipment for minimally invasive surgery, catheters and other applications.
Taken as a whole, Sensors Applications covers all major fields of application for commercial sensors, as well as their manufacturing techniques and major types. Strong emphasis is placed on microsensors, microsystems and integrated electronic sensor packages rather than bulk equipment. Each of the individual volumes is tailored to the needs and queries of readers from the relevant branches of industry and research.