The Bioingegneria course is divided into 42 hours of theory and 18 hours of laboratory activities.
Theory splits into five different moduli, each referring to specific areas of interest in Bioengineering:
Relationship between external work and energy expenditure; Instruments used for assessment of energy expenditure (calorimetry, inertial sensors, doubly labelled water); calculation of oxygen consumption; estimating energy expenditure from smartdevices
Characterization and detection of electromyograms; spatial filters and techniques for the assessment of electromyograms; image techniques applied for the segmentation of electromyographic images and biofeedback techniques.
Aspects related to the production of muscle force. Analysis of joint kinematics. Rotation matrices in the plane, 3D space and over arbitrary axes.
Stabilometry and posture control
Working principle of force plates; computation of the body center of pressure; processing techniques applied to the center of pressure; linear and non-linear biomechanical models of posture control
Stimulation devices (implanted and transcutaneous); current and voltage stimulation devices; functional electrical stimulation; integration of functional electrical stimulation into closed-loop control systems for healthy conditioning in paraplegia