Inspire Students and Make Great Teaching Easy
The Biopac Student Lab system is a flexible, integrated life science teaching solution that includes hardware, software, and curriculum materials that students use in undergraduate laboratories to record data from their own bodies, animals, or tissue preparations. The system includes over sixty experiments that instructors use as part of undergraduate lab courses.
“…these systems have successfully transformed the physiology laboratory”
—Advances in Physiology Education article
NEW for the Biopac Student Lab system, BSL 4 greatly improves the lab experience with a dynamic user interface and enhanced capabilities.
Students can now take advantage of multi-media lessons with:
- Full color onscreen guides
- Embedded procedure videos
- Data samples to ensure good data collection
Once data collection is finished, students can complete integrated data reports in the software journal and save or email them to instructors. The software rich-text journal includes formatting, editing, and table tools with mathematical operations, formulas and functions.
- Heart Rate Variability
- Cycle detector (Find Peak) updates
- Enhanced event marker and preset options
BSL 4 is available in English with support for MP36, MP35 and MP45 hardware for Windows or Mac.
* BSL 3.7 is required for MP30 or translations—Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.
The Gold Standard for Life Science Instruction
One of the more complicated concepts for students to grasp is the fact that electricity is flowing throughout a living body at all times and that it is possible to use the signals to measure the performance and health of individual parts of the body. The Biopac Student Lab system helps to explain the concept and allows students to understand physiology.
The BSL System includes data acquisition hardware with built-in universal amplifiers to record and condition electrical signals from the heart, muscle, nerve, brain, eye, respiratory system, and tissue preparations. The data acquisition system receives the signals from electrodes and transducers. Biopac Student Lab software then displays the numbers as waveforms on the monitor. The data acquisition system connects to a PC running Windows® or Mac® OS X operating systems, via USB.
Biopac Student Lab software guides students through the lessons by using full color onscreen instructions, a detailed lab manual, and embedded procedure videos and data samples. The completed data reports can be saved or emailed to instructors for review. The electrodes and transducers employ sensors that allow the software to communicate with them to ensure that the students are using the correct devices and collecting good data. Once students have collected the data, they use tools to measure the amplitude and frequency, plus a wide range of other values from the electrical signals. Students can compare their results to published normal values, or the values before and after a subject performed a specified task. They can even compare their results with other students in the lab. Results and measurements can be compiled into the data reports contained in the rich-text journals.
- Click here for Curriculum overview.
Thousands of undergraduate labs worldwide use the Biopac Student Lab to teach physiology, pharmacology, biology, neuroscience, psychology, exercise physiology, and biomedical engineering. Click here for the BSL User List.
Free Student Download – Students can use this free BSL software to prepare for class by reading lesson or watching videos, and can also analyze, share, and submit data.
Publishers have adopted the curriculum materials and included them in commercially available published Lab Manuals.
Choose a system from the list below or download the Biopac Student Lab Catalog to learn more.
Part #: BSLUPG
Upgrade a Biopac Student Lab BASIC System to an ADVANCED System Transducer Upgrade Kit includes: Transducers: Airflow Transducer SS11LA, Electrodermal Activity Transducer…
Part #: BSLBME-TA
Includes this hardware: Human-Safe Stimulator STMHUM Adds this BSL PRO Lesson: Nerve Conduction Velocity (see Curriculum > H03 for details)
Part #: SCILAB-I, SCILAB-I5
Biopac Science Lab System with MP40 allows high school students to display, record, and analyze data from their own bodies…
Part #: SCILAB-I-SR, SCILAB-I-SR5
Biopac Science Lab guided life science lessons enable students to display, record, and analyze data from their own bodies. This approach…
Part #: BSLHSCS, BSLHSCS5
BSL System with MP45 (2 CH) hardware for 11 guided lessons plus student-designed life science experiments. This BSL System is ideal…
Part #: BSLINTRO, BSLINTRO5
BSL System with MP45 (2CH) and hardware for 6 guided lessons plus student-designed life science experiments. This system is great way…
Part #: BSLADV-W, BSLADV-M
BSL System with MP36 and hardware for 14 guided lessons plus 19 dynamic lessons and student-designed experiments. The ADVANCED System…
Part #: BSLAPH-W, BSLAPH-M
BSL System with MP36 and hardware for 6 guided lessons plus 25 dynamic lessons and student-designed animal experiments. Students can…
Part #: BSLBSC-W, BSLBSC-M
The Biopac Student Lab Basic System includes everything you need (except the computer) to conduct basic physiology lab experiments including…
Part #: BSLBIO-W, BSLBIO-M
BSL System with MP36 and hardware for 17 guided lessons plus 39 dynamic lessons and student-designed Biology experiments. The Biopac…
Part #: BSLBME-W, BSLBME-M
BSL System with MP36 and hardware for 13 guided lessons plus 16 dynamic lessons and student-designed BME experiments. The BSL…
Part #: BSLEXP-W, BSLEXP-M
BSL System with MP36 and hardware for 15 guided lessons plus 12 dynamic lessons and student-designed Exercise Physiology experiments. With…
Part #: BSLHPY-W, BSLHPY-M
BSL System with MP36 and hardware for 11 guided lessons plus 14 dynamic lessons and student-designed Human Physiology experiments. Use…
Part #: BSLPHA-W, BSLPHA-M
BSL System with MP36 and hardware for 8 guided lessons plus 21 dynamic lessons and student-designed Pharmacology experiments. The BSL…
Part #: BSLPSY-W, BSLPSY-M
BSL System with MP36 and hardware for 12 guided lessons plus 16 dynamic lessons and student-designed Psychophysiology experiments. Present a…
Part #: BSLULT-W, BSLULT-M
BSL System with MP36 and hardware for 18 guided lessons plus 22 dynamic lessons and student-designed experiments. The Biopac Student…
Part #: BSLEXP-TA
Use this “TA” transducer accessory pack to expand your BSL Exercise Physiology System. This add-on includes: GASSYS3 CO2 & O2…
Part #: BSLHPY-TA
Includes this hardware: Stimulation Electrode for Humans STMHUM Finger Twitch Transducer SS61L Reflex Hammer SS36L Adds these BSL PRO Lessons (see…
Part #: BSLPHA-TA
The pharmacology and toxicology transducer accessory pack compliments the BSL Pharmacology & Toxicology teaching system. The TA pack includes this…
Part #: BSL-HOME
BSL Home enables students to conduct hands-on physiology labs in the safety of their own home, dorm room, or any…
Part #: BSLPSY-TA-MP36/35
Includes this hardware: SuperLab Stimulus Presentation System STP35W Adds these BSL PRO Lessons (see Curriculum for details): H30 Stroop Effect…
Part #: MP36U-W, MP36U-M
Upgrade your Biopac Student Lab System to MP36 hardware and current Biopac Student Lab software. Upgrade components: New MP36 data acquisition unit:…