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New Citations | Facial EMG, Shoulder Joint Abduction Angles, and Respiration and Seismocardiograms

Respiration Experiment using BioNomadix TransducerFacial EMG vs Automatic Facial Coding: Arvid Kappas, Dennis Küster, Pasquale Dente, Christina Basedow tested whether facial EMG automatic coding of facial movement provided a reliable assessment of facial activity. The researchers tested 23 participants learning the association of Japanese characters and sounds in interaction. Subjects’ EDA and EMG data was recorded using BIOPAC EDA100C and EMG100C. Find the presentation here.

Abduction angles of the shoulder joint: A major part of regaining shoulder motion after an injury is activating the infraspinatus muscle and minimizes the activity of the posterior deltoid muscle, which stabilizes the shoulder. Researchers thus investigated the best abduction angles that can provide the specified activation and minimization of said muscles. A BIOPAC MP150 system measured surface EMG from the infraspinatus muscle and the posterior deltoid muscle. Read the full study here.

Identifying Respiratory Phases using Seismocardiograms: Siesmocardiogram signals contain respiratory information but can be hard to analyze because of the effects respiration has on SCG data. That is why Zakeri et. Al tested whether their algorithm could use SCG data as a novel way to measure respiratory phases. The researchers used a BIOPAC respiration transducer to measure respiration effort from participants. Find the full paper here.


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Practical Lab Kit for Remote Learning

BSL Home enables students to conduct hands-on physiology labs in the safety of their own home, dorm room, or any remote location while social distancing and stay-at-home orders keep them out of campus labs Complete lab solution for instructors and students to preserve practical lab experience! For instructors—BSL Home makes it easy for instructors to continue […]

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BIOPAC Now Offers Practical Lab Instruction for Remote Students to Learn Physiology during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Distance Learning Solutions for a Hands-on Lab Experience GOLETA, California (May 21, 2020) – BIOPAC Systems announced a new solution for university level educators seeking solutions for practical lab learning in an independent setting due to stay-at-home restrictions and social distancing rules. The premier life science education system, Biopac Student Lab, has been expanded with […]

New Citations | A Physiological Perspective to Stress Management and Mental Health

Musical Intervention as Stress Regulation There is no question that music can be beneficial in regulating mood and psychological states, but what type of musical intervention assists the greatest in stress reduction? Researchers turn to physiological signals to compare the stress reduction effects of two types of musical interventions: music listening and musical improvisation. Stressor […]

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