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H28 Reflex Response

This PRO Lesson describes basic reflex exercises and details hardware and software setup of the BSL Lessons System to record the reflex reaction. All data collection and analysis is done via the BIOPAC MP30 data acquisition unit and the Biopac Student Lab Lessons software.

Experimental Objectives

  1. To measure reflex time of different nerves in the body under different conditions using the reflex hammer.
  2. To compare and correlate magnitude of hammer strike to magnitude of response (via EMG activity).
  3. Optional: To measure response via angular movement (goniometer) under varying strike force.

Tasks Performed by the Student

Subject will undergo the following tests:

Videos

Biopac Student Lab Student Download

Student Prep & Distance Learning

Click the link(s) below for sample data and/or lesson procedure video(s), BSL PRO Lesson procedures (PDF) for human lessons*, and graph template files (*.gtl) for BSL PRO Lessons. If more than one .gtl is available, download the .gtl with the _suffix to match BSL version and hardware.

Lesson Hardware

This lesson requires a Biopac Student Lab (BSL) System and the following hardware. If your BSL System does not include all hardware items, expand your system by selecting required items below. For more details, review the Lesson: L# BSL Lessons - see the Lab Manual or launch BSL; A# and H# BSL PRO Lessons, click the PDF link above to review full setup, recording, and analysis procedures.

Item Name Cart
SS36L Reflex Hammer Transducer - MP3X/45 Add to Cart
SS2LB Lead set, shielded, BSL Add to Cart
EL500 Disp. paired electrode foam 25 pairs/pk Add to Cart
GEL1 Electrode gel 50 g Add to Cart
ELPAD Abrasive Pads 10/pk Add to Cart
SS20L Twin-axis Goniometer 110mm, BSL Add to Cart
TAPE1 Adhesive Tape, single-sided, 9.1m Add to Cart
TAPE2 Adhesive Tape, double-sided, 25.6m Add to Cart
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