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BSL 4 Teaching Solutions

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.

BSL live student dataStudents 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.

BSL 4 also includes new advanced analysis options including:
  • Heart Rate Variability
  • Histogram
  • 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

BSL 4 Laboratory Manual

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.

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.

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.

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BSL Animal Physiology data

Animal Phys transducer pack

Part #: BSLAPH-TA

Includes this hardware: Cardiac Output Sensor SS31L Bioimpedance Strip Electrodes EL506-10 (80/pk) Adds this BSL PRO Lesson (see Curriculum for…

BSL Basic-Advanced Transducer Pack

Basic-Advanced transducer pack

Part #: BSLUPG

Upgrade a Biopac Student Lab BASIC System to an ADVANCED System Transducer Upgrade Kit includes: Transducers: Airflow Transducer SS11LA, Electrodermal Activity Transducer…

BME Transducer Pack

Biomedical Eng. transducer pack

Part #: BSLBME-TA

Includes this hardware: Human-Safe Stimulator STMHUM Cardiac Output Sensor SS31L Bioimpedance Strip Electrodes EL506-10 (80/pk) Adds these BSL PRO Lessons…

Biopac Science Lab Intro. System

Biopac Science Lab K-12 Intro Systems

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…

SCILAB-I with Stimulus Response Pack

Biopac Science Lab K-12 Stim-Response Systems

Part #: SCILAB-I-SR, SCILAB-I-SR5

Biopac Science Lab System with MP40 allows students to display, record, and analyze data from their own bodies with 7…

BSL MP45 Health Science Systems

Biopac Student Lab 2-Channel Health Sciences Systems

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…

BSL MP45 Health Science System

Biopac Student Lab 2-Channel Intro Systems

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…

Biopac Student Lab Advanced Teaching System

Biopac Student Lab Advanced Systems

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…

BSL Animal Systems

Biopac Student Lab Animal Systems

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…

BSL Ultimate

Biopac Student Lab Basic Systems

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…

BSL Biology Systems

Biopac Student Lab Biology Systems

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…

BSL BME System

Biopac Student Lab Biomed Engineering Systems

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…

BSL Exercise Phys. & Biomechanics Systems

Biopac Student Lab Exercise Phys. & Biomechanics Systems

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…

BSL Human Phys System

Biopac Student Lab Human Physiology Systems

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…

BSL Pharmacology System

Biopac Student Lab Pharmacology Systems

Part #: BSLPHA-W, BSLPHA-M

BSL System with MP36 and hardware for 8 guided lessons plus 22 dynamic lessons and student-designed Pharmacology experiments. The BSL…