Course detail

Sensors for kinantropological measurement

CESA-SSKVAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course deals with sensors of electrical and non-electrical quantities. Students learn the principles and design of sensors, the biosensors and sensors used in sports are emphasised. Students will acquire practical experience with measurement of physical quantities and will be able to independently design and implement systems for sensing physical quantities used in sports technology.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will gain knowledge about sensors of physical quantities used in the sport and will be able to design and build measurement device with sensors. Examination proves that student is able to:
- to name and describe the physical quantities used in sports,
- explain the principles of sensors used in sports,
- characterize the properties and of various types of sensors,
- evaluate the choice of a suitable converter for a given application,
- define artifacts and explain their origin,
- define the requirements of the sensor for the specified application,
- justify the choice of the sensor according to the parameters in the datasheet,
- design and build functional measuring chain with the specified sensor,
- detect and eliminate errors in the measurement chain,
- write a program for microprocessor with sensors,
- measure a physical quantity with measuring chain and display quantity value on PC,
- document design of measuring chain with sensor using visualization software.
Oral final exam are validated knowledge from selected chapters and the ability to explain issues.


Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

FRADEN J.: Handbook of Modern Sensors: Physics, Designs, and Applications, Springer New York, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4419-6465-6 (EN)
PLACKO D.: Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Measurement, ISTE 2007, ISBN 1-905209-39-8 (EN)
KREIDL M.: Měření teploty - senzory a měřicí obvody -- edice Senzory neelektrických veličin - 1. díl, BEN - technická literatura, 80-7300-145-4, 2005 (CS)
BEJČEK L., ĎAĎO S., PLATIL A: Měření průtoku a výšky hladiny -- 3. díl edice Senzory neelektrických veličin, BEN - Technická literatura, 80-7300-156-X, 2006 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include lectures and labs. Course uses e-learning (Moodle). The student submits reports of all laboratory exercises.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Laboratory exercises - max. 40 points.
Test - max. 10 points.
Final exam - max. 50 points.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to teach students to understand the problems of sensors and biosensors.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Lectures are optional. Laboratory classes are mandatory, duly excused absences can be compensated after agreement with the teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-STC Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer