New Citations | The Versatility of BIOPAC
BIOPAC offers complete systems for life science research and education—human, animal, or in vivo studies, as well as powerful software and automated analysis including industry-standard data acquisition amplifiers, transducers & electrodes. BIOPAC can be used inside or outside the lab to measure physiology anytime, anyplace on anything.
These researchers attempted to create an armband that could measure both ECG and EDA data to analyze sympathetic nerve activity. How could they prove that their measurements from their invention were correct? By validating them against the gold standard of BIOPAC’s MP160 Data Acquisition System. Read the full study: Simultaneous Monitoring of ECG and EDA Using a Wearable Armband for Analyzing Sympathetic Nerve Activity (Farzad Mohaddes, Yilu Zhou, Jenna Pedersen, Fatma Patlar Akbulut, Bongmook Lee and Veena Misra)
Tough to Swallow
Head and neck cancer patients often see significant changes in swallowing physiology after different types of treatments, including surgery or chemotherapy. This study aimed to explore the differences in swallow coordination between pretreatment and posttreatment groups using a TSD160A from BIOPAC to help measure nasal airflow pressure. Read the full study: Respiratory-swallow coordination and swallowing impairment in head and neck cancer (Theresa Hopkins-Rossabi, PhD, Kent E. Armeson, MS, Steven G. Zecker, PhD, and Bonnie Martin-Harris, PhD)
Emotion-Related Physiological Reactions to Gaming Dynamics
What type of emotion-related physiological responses and subjective ratings do first-person shooter video games cause for gamers who both like and dislike those type of gaming dynamics? To find out, researchers used an MP Research System with AcqKnowledge software to measure ECG, EDA, and facial EMG to compare the two types of gaming groups. Read the full study: Self-Reported Playing Preferences Resonate with Emotion-Related Physiological Reactions During Playing and Watching of First-Person Shooter Videogames (Suvi K. Holm, Johanna K. Kaakinen, Santtu Forsstrom, Veikko Surakka)