BIRAC NBM

Hands-on Training on Bio-signal Acquisition and Analysis

 March 16 – 20, 2020
 Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, Chandigarh
 Hands-on Training on Bio-signal Acquisition and Analysis
 13 February 2020
 05 March 2020

The global medical devices market size was valued at USD 423.8 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach USD 612.7 billion by 2025. Rising geriatric population, economic growth, growing prevalence of chronic conditions, increased access to healthcare facilities, rising healthcare expenditure, growth in surgical procedures, etc. are projected to boost the global medical devices market. With rapid advancement in Indian medical device industry, Indian companies are manufacturing different class of medical devices. The Medical Devices Rules 2017 effective from 01 January 2018, streamlined the rules and regulations concerned with different types of medical devices.

Biomedical Signal Analysis centers on the acquisition and processing of information bearing signals that emanate from living systems. These vital signals permit us to probe the state of the underlying biologic and physiologic structures and dynamics. Therefore, their interpretation has significant diagnostic value for clinicians and researchers. The possibility of measuring, analyzing and registering biomedical signals or variables related to peoples’ health, in real time and outside hospitals, has generated lot of research and technological developments. New technologies for the diagnosis and treatment can be developed using biomedical signals based on the feasibility of measuring continuously different variables as electrocardiographic signals, blood pressure, oxygen concentration, pulse or simply temperature.

The detected signals are commonly corrupted with noise. Often, the information cannot be readily extracted from the raw signal, which must be processed in order to yield useful results. Signals and systems engineering knowledge and, in particular, signal-processing expertise are therefore critical in all phases of signal collection and analysis. Biomedical engineers play a key role in the design and development of biomedical monitoring devices and systems that match advances in signal processing and instrumentation technologies with biomedical needs and requirements.

The bio-signals are the signal which are generated due to activities of different organs in the body such as Electrocardiogram (ECG) which is generated due to the functional activity of the heart. Other bio-signals are Electroencephalogram (EEG), Electromyogram (EMG) etc. The importance is that these Bio-signal provide the functional behaviour of the corresponding organ which have information about the functionality of the organs. The bio-signals have a common pattern in terms of correct functionality of the corresponding organ. It is need to be record and analyzed to find out abnormalities. The embedded system is the system which make an interface between recorded Bio-signal and the end user to interact with these signals in terms of calculations of different parameters etc. The designing of bio-signals amplifier plays important role in bio-signal analysis. As the Bio-signals are very low in amplitude (in micro/milli volts) and are not readily available, the designing part to acquired them is critical. The bio-amplifier is a differential amplifier for all bio-signals and different in terms of gain, filters etc. for different bio-signals. The Bio-signal amplifier to be covered in the workshop will be for Electromyogram (EMG).

One of the important steps in production and launch of medical devices in market is the knowledge of the bio-signal, their acquisition, embedded system, design and fabrication of bio-amplifiers, interfacing and analysis of different bio-signals for diseases prediction and assistance to the physicians. This trainings programme is practical oriented with stress on hands-on-practice implementation. The participants of these programme will be provided in-depth knowledge of basic instrumentation, designing, and analysis of bio-signals.

CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) is a national laboratory headquartered in Chandigarh and Regional Centres at Delhi and Chennai working in the field of Instrumentation. CSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh has developed niche expertise in Biomedical Instrumentation and organizes training programmes for the public as well as private sector regularly.

The current training programme shall be a mix of practical training and lecture series covering instrumentation, operation and testing procedures conducted by CSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh conducted by CSIR-CSIO Scientists and domain experts from Industry. Programme shall enable enhancement of knowledge and skills amongst manufacturers, entrepreneurs and equipment operators.

Day 1: (March 16, 2020-Monday)
Inaugural Session
09:30 AM to 10:00 AM Registration of Participants
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Inauguration of Programme
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM Tea Break
Technical Session I
11:30 AM to 01:30 PM
Lecture 1
Introduction to Embedded system and applications
01:30 PM to 02:00 PM Lunch Break
Technical Session II
02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Hands-on 1
Basics of embedded controller board and its uses
03:30 PM to 04:00 PM Lab Visit 1
04:00 PM to 04:30 PM Tea Break
Technical Session III
04:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Hands-on 2
Basics of embedded controller board and its uses
Day 2: (March 17, 2020-Tuesday)
Technical Session IV
09:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Lecture 2
Introduction to Bio-signals
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM Tea Break
Technical Session V
11:30 AM to 01:30 PM
Hands-on 3
Designing of Bio-signal Amplifier
01:30 PM to 02:00 PM Lunch Break
Technical Session VI
02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Hands-on 4
Fabrication of Bio-signal Amplifier
03:30 PM to 04:00 PM Lab Visit 2
04:00 PM to 04:30 PM Tea Break
Technical Session VII
04:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Hands-on 5
Testing of Bio-signal Amplifier
Day 3: (March 18, 2020-Wednesday)
Technical Session VIII
09:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Lecture 3
Bio-signals acquisition techniques
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM Tea Break
Technical Session IX
11:30 AM to 01:30 PM
Hands-on 6
Interfacing of Bio-signal amplifier with Embedded System
01:30 PM to 02:00 PM Lunch Break
Technical Session X
02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Hands-on 7
Interfacing of Bio-signal amplifier with Embedded System
03:30 PM to 04:00 PM Lab Visit 3
04:00 PM to 04:30 PM Tea Break
Technical Session XI
04:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Hands-on 8
Interfacing of Bio-signal amplifier with Embedded System
Day 4: (March 19, 2020-Thursday)
Technical Session XII
09:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Lecture 4
Introduction to MATLAB
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM Tea Break
Technical Session XIII
11:30 AM to 01:30 PM
Hands-on 9
Basics of MATLAB
01:30 PM to 02:00 PM Lunch Break
Technical Session XIV
02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Hands-on 10
MATLAB Programming
03:30 PM to 04:00 PM Lab Visit 4
04:00 PM to 04:30 PM Tea Break
Technical Session XV
04:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Hands-on 11
MATLAB Programming
Day 5: (March 20, 2020-Friday)
Technical Session XVI
09:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Lecture 5
Signal processing and Analysis using MATLAB
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM Tea Break
Technical Session XVII
11:30 AM to 01:30 PM
Hands-on 12
Recorded Bio-signal Analysis using MATLAB
01:30 PM to 02:00 PM Lunch Break
Technical Session XVIII
02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Hands-on 13
Recorded Bio-signal Analysis using MATLAB
03:30 PM to 04:00 PM Lab Visit 5
04:00 PM to 04:30 PM Tea Break
Valedictory Session
04:30 PM to 05:30 PM Valedictory Session

  • Interested personnel from the industry, startups, research institutions, hospitals, academic institutions, test laboratories, Government Bodies, etc. with minimum academic qualification of B.E./B.Tech in Biomedical Instrumentation/ Biomedical Engineering/ Electronics/ Electronics & Communication/ Instrumentation/ Mechatronics/ Instrumentation Engineering or equivalent and at least 2 years of work experience are eligible to apply for the programme.
  • There is an upper age limit which is 45 years to apply for the programme.
  • Interested personnel working in the area of medical equipment manufacturing and testing may be well-suited to apply for the programme. Only those applicants with relevant background and expertise in the area of training are encouraged to apply for the programme.
  • Limited seats shall be available for non-working professionals who have completed their post-graduate/doctorate degrees in relevant areas of science and technology and seeking employment.



In order to apply for the programme, please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button. Application form comprises of questions related to participant profile, academic qualifications, work experience, achievements, etc. As part of the application, following is required to be submitted along with the application –

  1. Date of birth proof ID (Driver’s License, Aadhar, PAN Card, Passport)
  2. Endorsement Letter from head of department/organization (For working professionals)
  3. Certificate of highest academic qualification
  4. Screenshot of online payment

In case of inability to upload document along with the application form, please check the size of the document. The permissible limit of each document is 1 MB.




A nominal amount of refundable commitment fee of Rs. 1,500/- shall be charged from applicants to ensure only serious candidates applies for this programme. The amount shall be refund to the non-selected applicants and selected applicants after the training programme. In case of no-show by the selected confirmed participant, deposit shall not be refunded to the applicant since he/she did not attend the programme. The fees need to be paid as part of the application form using a safe and secure integrated payment gateway. Please mention your bank account details in the application form in order to refund the fees. Processing fees of about 2.6% shall be deducted while refunding the commitment fees to the applicants.




Suitable candidates shall be selected based on eligibility criteria and merit of their application. Applications found to be incomplete and ineligible shall not be shortlisted for training. Candidates shall be informed of their selection or non-selection by email. Selected participants shall confirm their participant to BCIL. In case the selected participant shall be unavailable to attend the programme after confirmation, he/she shall inform BCIL. Selected participant cannot nominate another colleague/friend from his/her organization.




For the out-station participants, accommodation and hospitality arrangements shall be available for the duration of the programme. Conveyance shall be provided from the accommodation facility to the programme venue. Please note that the participant shall make his/her own travel arrangements to reach the venue of the workshop/accommodation. No travel allowance shall be given to the participant.




Participant shall have to attend the full 5 - day programme. Certificate of participation shall be awarded to the participant on successful completing the entire duration of the training programme.




You may kindly contact nbmworkshop@biotech.co.in or 011-23219064-67 for any further queries regarding the programme.

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