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! 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.
BSL 4 lesson software for the Biopac Student Lab system, BSL 4 greatly improves the lab experience with a dynamic user interface and enhanced capabilities for data recording and analysis.
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 four-channel systems and MP46/MP45 two-channel systems, 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 via USB to a PC running Windows® or macOS® X operating system.
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.
Basic-Advanced transducer pack
Part #: BSLUPG
Upgrade a Biopac Student Lab BASIC System to an ADVANCED System Transducer Upgrade Kit includes: Transducers: Pulse Plethysmograph Transducer SS4LA Respiratory…
Biomedical Eng. transducer pack
Part #: BSLBME-TA
This accessory pack add-on includes: Stimulator (for the MP3X module your lab uses) STMHUM (for MP36) or BSLSTMB+HSTM01 (for MP35)…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Biopac Student Lab Pharmacology Systems
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…
Biopac Student Lab Psychophysiology Systems
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…
Biopac Student Lab Ultimate Systems
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…
Exercise Phys transducer pack
Part #: BSLEXP-TA
Use this “TA” transducer accessory pack to expand your BSL Exercise Physiology System. This add-on includes: GASSYS3 CO2 & O2…
fNIRS Imaging Education System
Part #: fNIR103E
The fNIRS Education System is a complete solution for educators, including curriculum materials, hardware, and software to record, process, and…
Human Physiology transducer pack
Part #: BSLHPY-TA
Includes this hardware: Stimulation Electrode for Humans STMHUM Finger Twitch Transducer SS61L Reflex Hammer SS36L Adds these BSL PRO Lessons (see…
Pharma/Toxicol transducer pack
Part #: BSLPHA-TA
The pharmacology and toxicology transducer accessory pack compliments the BSL Pharmacology & Toxicology teaching system. The TA pack includes this…
Psychophys/Neuro transducer pk
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…
Upgrade to MP36 System
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:…
VizMove PRISM Immersive Training Environment
Part #: VR-PRISM1, VR-PRISM2, VR-PRISM3, VR-PRISM4
BIOPAC is pleased to offer VizMove PRISM—an all-inclusive projection solution that enables you to add situational awareness skills to scenario…