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Advanced Biomechanics Research Systems

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Wired and Wireless Body Movement Data

Now researchers can record body movement data for extended periods or trigger recordings when movement occurs (e.g., karate kick), in both laboratory and field environments, with advanced biomechanical data acquisition and analysis systems from BIOPAC. Input and analyze data from force plates and synchronize measurements with video capture equipment. Scroll through either the physiological data or video and watch the corresponding linked data move to the same location. Perform real-time calculations and post-collection analysis, including X/Y plotting. Use markers to log events as they occur, then add comments immediately or later.

Use a variety of wireless options to provide subjects with a greater degree of freedom, including options for 32 channels of wireless EMG. Track subjects and synchronize the data with GPS to really understand their location and environment. The wireless wearable solutions increase the complexity of experimental design and permit the study of subjects in their natural environment.

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Simultaneous Monitoring

Monitor multiple subjects and display their data simultaneously.

Exercise Physiology

Works efficiently with subjects performing anaerobic exercises because it eliminates the masses of cabling usually attached to the subject.

Biomechanics Measurements

Record of a variety of biomechanical data. Maximum acceleration, angle of limb movement, and the time of heel and toe strikes can be calculated in real time.

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Available Biomechanics Hardware Solutions Include:

  • Mobita– 32 channel wearable biopotential system for wireless live or logged data
  • BioNomadix®– Dual Channel wireless physiology amplifiers and data loggers
  • CAMSYS– High frame rate, multi subject recording

Featured Biomechanics Applications…

Gait Analysis

Simultaneously acquire up to 16 channels of wireless gait-specific data, including heel-toe, goniometry, accelerometry and more. One setup might incorporate two channels for heel/toe strike timing, ten channels for EMG signals and four channels of goniometry data. Event markers let users log important events in the data and include comments during or post acquisition.

Range Of Motion

Use AcqKnowledge® to determine the velocity of motion occurring during physical activity. All parts of the body can be evaluated for range of motion for purposes of injury assessment or flexibility quantification. Goniometers are available for evaluating one or two degrees of freedom from the same joint (e.g. wrist flexion/extension and radial/ulnar deviations). Use the X/Y plotting feature to inspect motion resulting from two degrees of freedom. Place torsiometers along the spine to measure twisting along the spinal axis. To determine maximum extension and flexion of the digits, place miniature goniometers on the back of fingers. Determine velocity of motion by using AcqKnowledge® to perform a derivative on the recorded movement data, and then run a second derivative on the data to calculate acceleration.

Isometric and Isotonic Contraction

Isolate a wide range of muscle groups and evaluate contraction characteristics. For additional insight, acquire EMG data during isotonic force measurement.

Camera Systems – Multi Subject Video MonitoringVideo, Tutorial, Demo

BIOPAC now offers multi-subject video monitoring systems. The new camera systems record multiple subjects and camera angles, and AcqKnowledge® Media functionality synchronizes the video to the data. High frame rate (100 fps), multi-subject, and standard USB cameras triggered by the AcqKnowledge® Stimulator are also supported.

GPS Location

Use AcqKnowledge® to import and synchronize a subject’s physical location with experiment data to provide a log of travel which can then be correlated to the recorded physical responses.

GPS, Location, Tracking

Advanced Features Spotlight

EMG and Goniometer data

Range of Motion (ROM)

Use AcqKnowledge® to determine the velocity of motion occurring during physical activity. All parts of the body can be evaluated for range of motion. Goniometers are More...

H-reflex data

H-Reflex Methodology

The Hoffmann reflex (H-reflex) is an electrically induced reflex that bypasses the muscle spindle. H-reflex is a useful measure to assess modulation of monosynaptic reflex More...

Actigraphy

Actigraphy noninvasively measures cycles of activity and sleep (rest) over days or even weeks, typically to assess sleep disorders and other sleep-related criteria. Use the More...

Automated EMG Analysis

AcqKnowledge includes a number of powerful automated EMG analysis features, including Derive Average Rectified EMG Derive Integrated EMG Root Means Square EMG EMG Frequency & More...

fNIR muscle oxygenation

fNIR for Muscle Oxygenation

Record microvascular oxygenation during muscle activation Sample Data download → fNIR_EMG.zip (extract biceps_EMG_fnir_demo.acq) Using functional Near Infrared (fNIR) to study muscle function can provide greater understanding of the More...

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Multi-Subject Video Monitoring Systems from BIOPAC

CAM-HFR-A High Frame Rate Camera System

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