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RE: [HAPS-L] Re: BIOPAC labs
Dear Dr. Ross,
Please note that if you inherited our system, then you most likely have an
old lab manual (if it is the large binder folder, then that is the old style
manual). We now supply a new and updated lab manual and are also proud to
say that you can now find our lessons in the following lab manuals: Included
in A&P Lab Manuals: Marieb, Pflanzer, Fox, Wood.
The system that you have inherited is now being used by thousands of labs
around the world including the likes of Johns Hopkins, Yale, Duke, Cornell,
N.A.S.A., Wake Forest and many other highly recognized Universities. We
have an extensive user list and are only too happy to provide you with users
located near by to your location so that you can take a look at their
current set up.
We have software that allows us to log onto your computer and control your
mouse therefore giving us the ability to assist our customers in a way that
is unique to our company.
If we can assist with any questions at all, please feel free to contact us.
Watch a video summary of the Biopac Student Lab...
Our New Manual: MANBSL3S
Click on the lesson link for more information about each lesson, or go to
the Lessons portion of our website for a full overview.
1.. Electromyography I: Standard & Integrated EMG
2.. Electromyography II: Motor Unit Recruitment & Fatigue
3.. Electroencephalography I: Relaxation and Brain Rhythms, Alpha,
Beta, Delta & Theta Rhythms
4.. Electroencephalography II: Alpha Rhythms in the Occipital Lobe
5.. Electrocardiography I: Components of the ECG
6.. Electrocardiography II: Bipolar Leads (Leads I, II, III),
7.. ECG and Pulse: Mechanical Action of the Heart, Peripheral
Pressure Pulse Plethysmography
8.. Respiratory Cycle I: Respiratory Rates, Relative Depths of
Breathing, Regulation of Ventilation
9.. Galvanic Skin Response and the Polygraph
10.. Electro-Oculogram (EOG) I: Eye Movement Saccades and Fixation
11.. Reaction Time I: Fixed and Pseudo-random Intervals
12.. Pulmonary Function I: Volumes and Capacities
13.. Pulmonary Function II: Pulmonary Flow Rates, Forced Expiratory
Volume (FEV 1,2,3), Maximal Voluntary Ventilation (MVV)
14.. Biofeedback: Relaxation and Arousal
15.. Aerobic Exercise Physiology: Cardiovascular and Respiratory
Adjustments, ECG During and Post-Exercise Ventilation During and
Post-Exercise, Heat Exchange
16.. Blood Pressure: Indirect BP, Ventricular Systole, Diastole,
Korotkoff Sounds, Mean Arterial Pressure
17.. Heart Sounds: Cardiac Valve Function, Electrical & Mechanical
See also: PRO Lessons for Human and Animal subjects.
Each student is asked to enter his/her name at the beginning of the lesson.
This automatically creates a folder -- in the student's own name -- where
the data is stored. This prevents any confusion when many students are all
using the same system for the same lesson. Students then analyze their data
using our Review
Saved Data Mode. We allow you to make multiple copies of the lesson software
so students can analyze their results on a different computer. This
eliminates the problem of having the Student Lab System hardware tied up
unnecessarily while students analyze their data. While analyzing data,
students can print out sections of their data and take a variety of
measurements. The measurements can be entered into the on-line Journal
facility for further analysis. The Journal file can be printed and the
results turned in with the graphical printouts, as part of the course work.
To add an additional layer of sophistication to the lessons, you can use
our PRO software for analysis purposes. This feature allows you to increase
the level of analysis for specific lessons. For example, you can take the
ECG data from our lessons and allow the student to perform a respiratory
sinus arrhythmia analysis. The lessons can also be used as part of an Active
Learning program. More than 35 PRO Lessons are available on the web site.
The PRO software converts the Student Laboratory System into a four channel
data acquisition and analysis system. It gives you all the power of a
full-fledged research machine, providing you with the best of both worlds:
the ultimate teaching system and a hardcore research tool.
Creating your own lessons:
If you want to generate your own lesson templates or use the system for your
own research purposes, use the PRO software. We have a broad range of PRO
Lessons that you can download from this site. Each lesson provides detailed
instructions and a template file for all of the software settings.
PRO Human Lessons:
Number Summary Description
H01 Record a 12-lead ECG.
H03 Nerve Conduction Velocity along the ulnar nerve of a human subject
H04 Record (noninvasive) blood pressure response to isometric or
H05 Record the Wingate Anaerobic Test and complete Wingate Test
H06 Record the finger twitch from a human subject.
H07 Active Learning Experiment for human EMG
H08 Active Learning ECG Dive Reflex Experiment
H09 Auditory Evoked Potential recordings from human subjects
H10 Electroencephalography (EEG) and Hemispheric Asymmetry
H11 Sensory-Motor Learning and Electrodermal Activity (EDA)
H12 EOG: Angular Displacement - Saccade Study
H13 EOG: Tracking study - Effect of visual stimulation vs. imagination
H14 EOG: Ocular Fixations while reading (Part one: 3-lead)
H15 EOG: Ocular Fixations while viewing an image (Part two: 6-lead)
H16 Active Learning: Reflexes & Reaction Time
H17 Biomechanics (Goniometry & EMG)
H18 Exercise Physiology: Automatic Noninvasive Blood Pressure
H19 Record and measure oxygen consumption and respiratory exchange
H21 Noninvasively record and measure cardiac output and stroke volume
H22 Visual Evoked Potential recordings from human subjects (P100
H23 Record ECG data under different experimental conditions and
perform a Signal Averaged ECG recording for each segment of data.
H24 Record EDR and Heart Rate response to repeated stimulus to
demonstrate habituation and its probabilistic trend toward decreased
H25 Schematics and design notes to build Active Filters, Sine Wave
Generator, Logarithmic Amplifier, and Absolute Value Converter with SS39L
H26 Block diagram to build ECG R-wave detector with SS39L and MP30.
H27 Record EMG response on the corrugator supercilii & zygomaticus
H28 Record knee and ankle reflex response with the SS36L Reflex Hammer
transducer. Optional: Use SS20L Goniometer to measure angular movement in
response to varying strike force.
H30 Record strength of interference between two associative tasks:
naming and reading.
H31 Record the startle response with and without a prepulse inhibition
H32 Heart rate variability analysis
PRO Animal Lessons:
Number Summary Description
A01 Explanation of how to prepare the Frog for the following frog
experiments: A02, A03 and A04.
A02 Stimulate the frog gastrocnemius muscle and record threshold
voltage and contractile responses. Option: Stimulate the muscle via the
sciatic (somatic motor) nerve.
A03 Use the BSLSTM template if you have a BSLSTM stimulator and the
BSLSTMA template if you have the newer BSLSTMA stimulator. Record compound
action potentials of the dissected sciatic (somatic motor) nerve.
A04 Record cardiac rate and contractile responses of the surgically
exposed frog heart. Option: Study the effects of chronotropic/inotropic
agents on autonomic control of heart rate.
A05 To study the effects of media ionic composition, temperature, and
various pharmacological agents on the contraction of the visceral smooth
muscle of the rabbit ileum.
Brett J. Denaro
Regional Sales Executive
BIOPAC Systems, Inc
42 Aero Camino
Santa Barbara, Ca 93117
Phone (805) 685-0066 ext 135
Fax (805) 685-0067
[mailto:Listserv-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Dr. Anna E. Ross
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2004 11:12 AM
To: HAPS ListServ
Subject: [HAPS-L] Re: BIOPAC labs
Regarding BioPac lab manuals, you might take a look at the BioPac Lab
Exercises Manual by Pflanzer.
Here is the information I received from publisher's rep Bob Largent (contact
< Begin quote >
"The BioPac manual is more streamlined and only contains the basic core of
lessons performed in
undergraduate physiology laboratories that use standard or computerized data
analysis systems. The concept introductions at the beginning of each
chapter have been revised,
updated and expanded to provide a more complete explanation of the relevant
"The list price of the manual is $39.95 and bookstores would receive a 20%
Here is a listing of the table of contents:
1. The BioPac Student Lab Data Acquisition and Analysis System
2. Principles of Electromyography 1
3. Principles of Electromyography 2
4. Principles of Electroencephalography 1
5. Principles of Electroencephalography 2
6. Principles of Electrocardiography 1
7. Principles of Electrocardiography 2
8. Systemic Blood Pressure
9. The Cardiac Cycle and Heart Sounds
10. The Electrocardiogram and the Peripheral Pressure Pulse
11. The Respiratory Cycle
12. Pulmonary Function Tests: Volumes and Capacities
13. Pulmonary Function Tests: Forced Expiratory Volumes and Maximal
If you are interested in receiving a copy to look at, I [Bob Largent] need
some information before I
can send the book out:
What is the estimated enrollment for the class?
How often do you teach the class?
What is you decision date?
What is the name of the class?
What text are they currently using?
Is it a committee or individual decision?
What are your office hours?
< end quote >
College Sales Representative
4050 Westmark Dr.
Dubuque, IA 52002
Kenneth Bynum wrote:
I've inherited a physiology lab using BIOPAC equipment and lab manual,
with virtually nothing to go on. I've been doing some of the exercises
this summer with my lab instructors and have got to say that the BIOPAC
lab manual is one of the most poorly written excuses for a textbook that I
have ever encountered in 25+ years of teaching human A&P. Do other people
write lab manuals for this equipment? Can any of you suggest something
else? I'll stick with it and compile a decent errata for the Fall, but
would welcome alternatives. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Dr. Kenneth Bynum
Dept. of Biology
UNC Chapel Hill
Dr. Anna E. Ross, Associate Professor of Biology
Christian Brothers University
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