Virtual instrumentation allows medical researchers and practitioners to combine the traditional diagnostic tools with advanced technologies such as databases, Active X, and the Internet. In both laboratory and clinical environments, users can interact with a wealth of disparate systems, facilitating better, faster, and more informed decision making. Virtual Bio-Instrumentation: biomedical, Clinical, and Healthcare Applications in LabVIEW is the first book of its kind to apply VI technology to the biomedical field. Hands-on problems throughout the book demonstrate immediate practical uses. Examples cover a variety of medical specialties. Detailed design instructions give the inside view of LabVIEW and BioBench applications. Both students and practicing professionals will appreciate the practical applications offered for modeling fundamental physiology, advanced systems analysis, medical device development and testing, and even hospital management and clinical engineering scenarios. The CD-ROMs contain numerous virtual instruments along with source code to illustrate concepts and serve as building blocks for users' own projects. Demonstration copies of LabVIEW, BioBench, and other applications allow users to not only build their own VIs, but also view some relevant tools already available in the biomedical market.