Yasser Mostafa Kadah

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

EE 497: Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering  Medical Device Design

Spring 2017

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Administrative Information

Primary Class Textbooks


1.      Rüdiger Kramme, Klaus-Peter Hoffmann, Robert S. Pozos (Eds.), Springer Handbook of Medical Technology, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2011. (ISBN: 978-3-540-74657-7)

2.      Allen R. Nissenson and Richard N. Fine (Eds.), Handbook of Dialysis Therapy, 4th ed., Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2008. (ISBN: 978-1-4160-4197-9)

3. Iain Mackenzie, Core Topics in Mechanical Ventilation, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2008. (ISBN: 978-0521867818)

4.      John F. Butterworth IV, David C. Mackey and John D. Wasnick, Morgan & Mikhail’s Clinical Anesthesiology, 5th Ed., McGraw-Hill Education, New York, 2013. (ISBN: 978-0-07-171405-1)

5. ANSI/AAMI HE75:2009, Human Factors Engineering – Design of Medical Devices, 2009.

Note: All Textbooks are Available in Library


  1. Introduction: General Principles (Presentation)
  2. Human factors engineering material
  3. Hemodialysis part material
  4. Hemodialysis Machine (Presentation)
  5. Ventilator part material
  6. Mechanical Ventilator (Presentation)
  7. Anesthesia machine part material
  8. Anesthesia Machine (Presentation)
  9. Medical device hygeine material
  10. Medical Device Hygeine (Presentation)
  11. Human Factors Engineering (Presentations: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5)

Please check the Lectures section of this web site for video recordings of some lectures

Problem Assignments


Class Mini-Project

  •  (To be Posted Soon)


Grading Policy

Class Homework Assignments            

Written Quizzes 30%
Mini-Projects 30%
Final Exam 20%



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