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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 MP36/35 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

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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 can record response via electrodes (SS2LB and EL503) or via goniometer (SS20L or SS21L).

ItemNameCart
SS36LReflex Hammer Transducer - MP3X/45Add to Cart
SS2LBLead set, shielded, BSLAdd to Cart
EL503Disp. Gen-purp electrode 100/pkAdd to Cart
GEL1Electrode gel 50 gAdd to Cart
ELPADAbrasive Pads 10/pkAdd to Cart
SS21LTwin-axis Goniometer 150mm, BSLAdd to Cart
SS20LTwin-axis Goniometer 110mm, BSLAdd to Cart
TAPE1Adhesive Tape, single-sided, 9.1mAdd to Cart
TAPE2Adhesive Tape, double-sided, 25.6mAdd to Cart
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