Robert P. Patterson, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Robert P. Patterson

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-3308

Fax 612-625-7192

Office Address:
500 Boynton Health Service Bridge
410 Church St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine
MMC 297
420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

PhD, University of Minnesota (Major: Biomedical Engineering, Minor: Electrical Engineering), 1977

MSEE, University of Minnesota (Major: Electrical Engineering, Minor: Mathematics), 1965

BEE, University of Minnesota (Electrical Engineering), 1962


Professional Associations

  • IEEE, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and Society for Scientific Exploration


Research Summary/Interests

  • Medical Instrumentation and Devices
  • Bioelectricity
  • Electrical stimulation and Bioelectrical Impedance



BMEn 5-5101 Advanced Bioelectricity and Instrumentation (3 credits) The goals of this course are to develop an understanding of the instrumentation requirements for the measurement of body potentials, to interpret the physiological meaning of the signals, and to understand the uses of the static and dynamic tissue electrical impedance characteristics to obtain physiological measurements. The focus will be on the measurements that are used in or have potential to be used in clinical medicine (1989-2007).