BIOPAC and Autism Research

BIOPAC solutions have been used in a variety of cognitive studies, many pertaining to autism research. We have collected a series of studies focusing on autism based research using BIOPAC systems: Discourse and fNIR: Since discourse is a commonly occurring communication act, it is a focus of treatment for individuals with cognitive communication disorders. Michael […]

New Citations | Brain-Body Interactions, Prospective Memory, PPT Evaluation

Brain-Body Interactions: While it is generally agreed that the brain influences the physiological condition of the body, it is unclear what areas of the brain affect the body differently. Christine C. Guo, et al showed that the behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) is associated with reduced baseline cardiac vagal tone and that it correlates […]

BIOPAC Founders Interview

California Biofeedback, THE NEWSLETTER OF THE BIOFEEDBACK SOCIETY OF CALIFORNIA, includes “An Interview with Alan Macy” that recounts the founding and growth of BIOPAC Systems, Inc. Click here to read the interview see newsletter pages 4 and 11; PDF pages 5 and 12 California Biofeedback ~ VOL. 30, No. 2

BIOPAC Solutions featured on “The Brain with David Eagleman”

Dr. Richard Tunney’s research with BIOPAC Systems were profiled in a recent episode of “The Brain with David Eagleman” on PBS. Episode 4 of the series investigated decision-making and the physiological factors that effect it. Dr. Tunney’s research is shown in the fourth section of the episode where he runs an experiment called the “Iowa Gambling […]

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

Facial 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 […]

Simulating Cerebral Hemodynamics Effects Onboard International Space Station

Before every important space flight precautions must be taken to ensure the astronauts’ safety. Beyond just ensuring that the space craft is secure, it is important to note any potential physiological changes that may occur in space. Researchers Marshall-Goebel et. Al investigated hypothesized alterations in cerebral hemodynamics could cause visual impairment and intracranial pressure in […]

New Citations | Brain Response and Music, BRS Indicating Stress, & Dopamine and Substance Abuse

Brain Connectivity and Human Responses to Music: While it has been proven that people find music aesthetically appealing because of neural circuitry, it is unclear why individuals received different levels of enjoyment to different types of music. Researchers from Wesleyan University used a combination of survey data and behavioral and psychophysiological measures to try and understand […]

New Citations | VR Muscle Training, Hypertension, & Stem Cell Smile Reconstruction

Virtual Reality Muscle Training in Stroke Patients: Muscle weakening of the lower extremities has a significant correlation with loss of balance and walking ability in stroke patients. Researchers at Sehan University studied the effect of a virtual reality-based eccentric training program on lower extremity muscle activation and balance for rehabilitation of stroke patients. BIOPAC’s EMG100C surface […]

New Citations | ECG Personal Identification, Cognitive Decline and Exercise, & Mechanical Impulses

Personal Identification: Researchers from Yonsei University recently performed a study testing the viability of using ECG signals for individual identification, much like a password or key. Their study investigated experiments that recorded ECG after exercise and estimated the recognition potential of these signals. ECG was measured from subjects using the BIOPAC MP150 data acquisition system […]

Ford uses fNIR Systems to test driving performance

Ford ran an experiment in which it used fNIR devices to monitor individual’s driving performance. The drivers were then given a score and provided insights into how their driving could be improved, via an app. Ford ran the study for four months using 40 Ford Fiestas and encompassed various types of weather, time of day, and […]