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Signals and Systems in Biomedical Engineering

Signal Processing and Physiological Systems Modeling

  • Revised 2nd edition

  • Expanded problem make this edition more interactive

  • Downloadable bonus material found on SpringerExtras


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Suresh R. Devasahayam
    Pages 1-12
  3. Suresh R. Devasahayam
    Pages 13-25
  4. Suresh R. Devasahayam
    Pages 27-63
  5. Suresh R. Devasahayam
    Pages 65-94
  6. Suresh R. Devasahayam
    Pages 95-120
  7. Suresh R. Devasahayam
    Pages 121-171
  8. Suresh R. Devasahayam
    Pages 173-183
  9. Suresh R. Devasahayam
    Pages 185-210
  10. Suresh R. Devasahayam
    Pages 211-224
  11. Suresh R. Devasahayam
    Pages 225-252
  12. Suresh R. Devasahayam
    Pages 253-279
  13. Suresh R. Devasahayam
    Pages 281-295
  14. Suresh R. Devasahayam
    Pages 297-317
  15. Suresh R. Devasahayam
    Pages 319-326
  16. Suresh R. Devasahayam
    Pages 327-335
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 337-389

About this book


The use of digital signal processing is ubiquitous in the field of physiology and biomedical engineering. The application of such mathematical and computational tools requires a formal or explicit understanding of physiology. Formal models and analytical techniques are interlinked in physiology as in any other field. This book takes a unitary approach to physiological systems, beginning with signal measurement and acquisition, followed by signal processing, linear systems modelling, and computer simulations. The signal processing techniques range across filtering, spectral analysis and wavelet analysis. Emphasis is placed on fundamental understanding of the concepts as well as solving numerical problems. Graphs and analogies are used extensively to supplement the mathematics. Detailed models of nerve and muscle at the cellular and systemic levels provide examples for the mathematical methods and computer simulations. Several of the models are sufficiently sophisticated to be of value in understanding real world issues like neuromuscular disease.

This second edition features expanded problem sets and a link to extra downloadable material.

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Department of BioengineeringChristian Medical CollegeVelloreIndia

About the authors

Suresh R. Devasahayam is in the Department of Bioengineering, Christian Medical College, Vellore.

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From the reviews of the second edition:

“This book is written in such a way by including some basic material on signals and systems so that students and/or researchers from these disciplines feel comfortable to go through the book. One of the excellent features of this book is providing solutions to exercises (including programming exercises, and Description of Computer Demonstrations) at the end of the book, which makes this book an ideal choice for self-study or for course adaptation. … it is a good addition to this field … .” (D. Subbaram Naidu,, June, 2013)