The use of different types of signals is hugely important in all areas of healthcare. Signal processing engineers are involved in everything from extracting information from the body’s own electrical and chemical signals to using wireless signals to allow search-and-rescue robot swarms to communicate with each other. The resources in this collection, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), look at the use of signals and imaging techniques in healthcare.

 

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Which Imaging Technique? - Practical

In this practical activity, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), students investigate aspects of signal processing. Working in teams, students convert an analogue brain signal into a digital format and transmit it across the classroom to another...

Robot Swarms

Together with related activities from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), this resource allows students to investigate the wide range of sophisticated imaging technology available in modern hospitals, and to explore the latest ideas in search-and-rescue...

Mind Control

This film, from the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), explores the possibilities of using thought to control machines.

Researcher engineers at Plymouth University are exploring a direct interface between somebody’s brain and a computer which lets you choose options by just thinking about...

Mind Mapping

Dr Richard Wise works at the Brain Research Imaging Centre at Cardiff University. He explains how the centre is using magnetoencaphelography (MEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to explore brain function.

The film explains how the two scanners work and how images from both scanners can be combined...

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