Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics

Organ support systems

Notes

Content:

  • Introduction: Definitions and classification of organ support and replacement.
  • Special topics: acoustic and visual prostheses, exoskeletons, neuroprostheses, tissue-engineering, hemodialysis, heart-lung machine, artificial hearts, biomaterials.

Learning objectives:

Students have fundamental knowledge about functionality of organ support systems and its components. An analysis of historical developments can be done and limitations of current systems can be found. The limits and possibilities of transplantations can be elaborated.

Language of instructionDeutsch
Prerequisites

Recommendations:

Fundamentals of medicine

Bibliography
  • Jürgen Werner: Kooperative und autonome Systeme der Medizintechnik: Funktionswiederherstellung und Organersatz. Oldenbourg Verlag.
  • Rüdiger Kramme: Medizintechnik: Verfahren - Systeme – Informationsverarbeitung. Springer Verlag.
  • E. Wintermantel, Suk-Woo Ha: Medizintechnik. Springer Verlag.
Workload

General attendance: 21 h

Self-study: 99 h

Aim

Students have fundamental knowledge about functionality of organ support systems and its components. An analysis of historical developments can be done and limitations of current systems can be found. The limits and possibilities of transplantations can be elaborated.