The electronic section provides support for Psych9ology's teaching activities and research laboratories. The section consists of two fully equipped work areas consisting of standard test equipment and tooling needed for the construction and maintenance of biomedical equipment. An inventory of specialist equipment is also kept to support the requirements of the School. As the majority of commercial items are often unsuitable most of the equipment is designed in house in accordance with the appropriate Australian Standards. The section uses the PROTEL suite of programs for Computer Assisted Design of undertaken projects and associated printed circuit boards.
Examples of equipment produced are a portable plug-in modular bio-medical patient isolated physiological acquisition system that has been designed for field and laboratory use. Modules constructed for this system include an Electroencephalograph(EEG)/electromyograph(EMG) amplifier, respiratory plethysmograph amplifier and a galvanic skin response amplifier. Other examples of equipment designed by the section are low level boundary microphone amplifiers for audio visual suites, an otical fibre interface for use in an MRI environment and a stand alone microprocessor controlled Austin Maze.
A National Instruments LabView development suite is also used for the development of software used in analysis, virtual instrumentation and data logging. One example of this being a program that is currently used in the Sleep Laboratory for detecting the various stages of sleep using digital filters and Fast Fourier Transforms