The Eighth IASTED International Conference on
Biomedical Engineering
Biomed 2011

February 16 – 18, 2011
Innsbruck, Austria


Optical Sensors for Biomedical Applications

Dr. Martin Brandl
Danube University Krems, Austria


3 hours


The tutorial will include the following topics:
Physical principles of optical sensors
* Light absorption, transmission, reflection
* Fluorescence dyes
* Surface plasmon resonance (SPR)
* Fiber optical sensors
Applications of optical sensors in biomedicine
* Blood parameter measurement
* Ion sensitive fluorescence sensors
* Applications of SPR
* Applications of fluorescence sensors

Background Knowledge Expected of the Participants

Bachelor Degree in Electrical or Biomedical Engineering

Qualifications of the Instructor(s)

Tutorial Session Portrait

Dr. Martin Brandl is senior scientist at the Center for Biomedical Technology at Danube University Krems, Austria.
He received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in communication engineering and the Dr. techn. degree from Vienna University of Technology in 1997 and 2001, respectively.
From 1998 to 2001, he was research assistant at the Department of Industrial Electronics and Material Science at Vienna University of Technology where he developed new modulation schemes for robust wireless data transmission systems.
In 2001 he moved to the Danube University Krems as head of the Electronic and Measurement R&D group at the Center for Biomedical Technology.
He has been engaged in research and development of novel devices for extracorporeal blood purification systems, optical and biomedical sensors as well as intelligent anticoagulation devices. His current research interests are focused on blood purification devices for immunoadsorption, high sensitive fluorescence sensing in blood, dye sensors for biological and environmental applications, novel algorithms for citrate/calcium anticoagulation and self organizing wireless sensor networks for biomedical applications.