CM2000 Health and Sports Instrumentation 8.0 credits

Mätteknik för hälso- och idrottstillämpningar

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Medical Engineering
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

  • Periods

    Autumn 19 P1 (4.5 credits), P2 (3.5 credits)

  • Application code


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  • Language of instruction


  • Campus

    KTH Flemingsberg

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  • Form of study


  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Planned timeslots

    P1: C1, H1, B2, G2. P2: C1, H1. more info

  • Course responsible

    Jonas Wåhslén <>

  • Part of programme

Intended learning outcomes

The overall goal of this course is to provide a deeper understanding of measurable sport-related signals in the human body and instrumentation, to increase understanding of the function and application of modern sports and medical sensors and measurement principles, processing and presentation of results, and the ability to construct the measuring system for measuring physiological parameters.

After successful completion of the course the student will be able to:
• explain different sport-related signals (e.g. bioelectrical, respiratory gases) origin and significance.
• judge the characteristics of different sensors, the advantages and disadvantages, and choosing appropriate sensors for measuring force, movement, pressure, flow, volume and concentration of blood and respiratory gases.
• evaluate the possibilities, limitations and sources of error in various methods of signal processing applied on sport-related signals.
• use a few sensors, such as accelerometer, thermistors, piezoelectric, optical and magnetic to measure physiological signals.

For higher grades it is also required that the student:

• Given a sport-related problem, is able to identify relevant criterias and design several relevant solutions.
• can work independently to large degree within sport-related instrumentations.

Course main content

The teaching consists of lectures and compulsory laborative experiments.

• Physiological sensors
• Biosignals, its origins and significance
• Characteristics of different sensors
• Instrumentation in physiological measurements
• Methods for measuring temperature, pressure, flow and volume of blood and respiratory gases
• Signal processing applied to sport-related signals
• Possibilities, limitations and sources of error in different methods



Course literature will be announced in the course PM.


  • LAB1 - Laboratory work, 3.0, grading scale: P, F
  • RED1 - Written exam, 5.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Offered by

CBH/Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems


Jonas Wåhslén <>


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2019.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2019.