Developing Biomedical Devices

Design, Innovation and Protection

  • Giuseppe Andreoni
  • Massimo Barbieri
  • Barbara Colombo

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the PoliMI SpringerBriefs book sub series (BRIEFSPOLIMI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Giuseppe Andreoni, Massimo Barbieri, Barbara Colombo
    Pages 1-2
  3. Giuseppe Andreoni, Massimo Barbieri, Barbara Colombo
    Pages 3-14
  4. Giuseppe Andreoni, Massimo Barbieri, Barbara Colombo
    Pages 15-62
  5. Giuseppe Andreoni, Massimo Barbieri, Barbara Colombo
    Pages 63-80
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 81-82

About this book


During the past two decades incredible progress has been achieved in the instruments and devices used in the biomedical field. This progress stems from continuous scientific research that has taken advantage of many findings and advances in technology made available by universities and industry. Innovation is the key word, and in this context legal protection and intellectual property rights (IPR) are of crucial importance. This book provides students and practitioners with the fundamentals for designing biomedical devices and explains basic design principles. Furthermore, as an aid to the development of devices and products for healthcare, it presents a brief description of the human body, covering anatomy and physiology, that will assist the reader in understanding the origin of biosignals, their significance, and the technology to be used in their measurement. Issues concerning IPR and protections are also fully discussed, with examples and opportunities for IPR exploitation.


Design and Innovation Healthcare Intellectual Property Rights Patent biomedical devices patent biomedical technology healthcare technology design

Authors and affiliations

  • Giuseppe Andreoni
    • 1
  • Massimo Barbieri
    • 2
  • Barbara Colombo
    • 3
  1. 1.DesignPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.Tecnology Transfer OfficePolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  3. 3.Technology Transfer OfficePolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-01206-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-01207-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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