About the book
New biomedical technologies can support faster development of disease treatments, prevention, and diagnostic procedures. They are expected to make significant contributions to the quality of life, improve patient healthcare, and reduce the related costs. Advancement of data acquisition techniques is a key prerequisite for the development in biomedical engineering. Recent advances in data acquisition systems, sensor design, and sensor networks allow collection of large volumes of detailed biomedical data. For instance, body area networks with wireless sensors can be used to non-invasively and continuously monitor several physiological parameters. Other examples are visual sensor networks for supervision of patients during rehabilitation and IoT-based systems with medical devices connected to the internet that can collect valuable data, give extra insight into symptoms and enable remote healthcare. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in biomedical data acquisition that focuses on the most important developments in this highly important area.