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A System to Measure Physiological Response During Social Interaction in VR

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have a difficult experience in responding to social cues and actions. This pilot study measured the effectiveness of Virtual Reality in creating a social environment for children, measured with a BIOPAC MP Series data acquisition system and Worldviz Vizard VR System.

Read the full study: A System to Measure Physiological Response During Social Interaction in VR for Children With ASD  (Karla Conn Welch, Uttama Lahiri, Zachary E. Warren, and Nilanjan Sarkar)

The Impact of Autonomous Vehicles’ Active Feedback on Trust

Autonomous Vehicles and Driving Modes could shape our futureif we trust in them. PC: Unsplash/Roberto Nickson

Self-driving technology could prove to change how human society is structured, from eliminating traffic in metropolitan areas, revitalizing the trucking industry, and even changing how we commute and travel in our cars. However, introducing this tech completely depends on a vehicle’s ability to instill trust in its human occupants as it screams along the highway at 65 mph, or swerves to avoid sudden obstacles in the road. Using BIOPAC MP160 data acquisition systems and AcqKnowledge 5.0, researchers measured biometric data in a driving simulator based on outputs from the vehicles human interface and instrument clusters.

Read the full study: The Impact of Autonomous Vehicles’ Active Feedback on Trust (Ana Mackay, Inês Fortes, Catarina Santos, Dário Machado, Patrícia Barbosa, Vera Vilas Boas, João Pedro Ferreira, Nélson Costa, Carlos Silva, Emanuel Sousa)

Physiological Evaluation of a Noninvasive VNS Device

The Vagus Nerveresponsible for stimulation of the heart & lungs, is a vital system whose erratic behavior is responsible for several heart disorders. In recent years, several studies have concluded that artificial stimulation of the nerve can help deter common cardiac-related health problems. In this study, researcher’s interest was in a patient well-being; namely, how the human body reacts to this nerve stimulation. For this study, participants were outfitted with BioNomadix® data acquisition systems measuring wireless ECG and EEG.

Read the full study: Physiological Evaluation of a Non-invasive Wearable Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) Device (Se Jin Par, Seunghee Hon, Damee Kim, Iqram Hussain, Young Seo, Min Kyu Kim)

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BSL Home enables students to safely conduct hands-on physiology labs wherever they are! Purchase this complete lab solution to preserve practical lab experience! Includes MP41 Unit+Lead Set with BSL Home software, EL503 electrodes, WRAP1 self-adhering wrap for EEG lessons, and disposable 9 V battery. For instructors—BSL Home makes it easy for instructors to continue running practical […]

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Electrocardiography Guide Now Available

BIOPAC’s comprehensive Introductory ECG Guide addresses fundamental to advanced concerns to optimize electrocardiography data recording and analysis. Topics include: ECG Complex; Electrical and Mechanical Sequence of a Heartbeat; Systole and Diastole; Configurations for Lead I, Lead II, Lead III, 6-lead ECG, 12-lead ECG, precordial leads; Ventricular Late Potentials (VLPs); ECG Measurement Tools; Automated Analysis Routines for extracting, […]

New Citations | How Olfaction affects Resting Brain Activity & More!

Smelling your Emotional State Our sense of smell delivers important information to our brains, such as whether or not food is bad, or reminding us of a pleasant memory (crisp, fall air, anyone?). This fMRI-based study recorded PPG using a Photoplethysmograph Transducer for MRI connected to a PPG100C-MRI Amplifier. A differential pressure transducer continuously recorded variations in […]

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