Biopac Student Lab Student Download

The free BSL Analysis download available on the BIOPAC website helps maximize in-lab time by providing resources that allow students to prepare, review, report, and share data outside of class. Students can read online lesson overview from the BSL Laboratory  Manual for an introduction to physiological concepts, recording procedure, and analysis steps. Students can review sample data and replay the data to simulate the recording. Students can open a lesson data file for analysis, including  files downloaded from Dropbox. Learn more about Biopac Student Lab teaching solutions.

Biopac Student Lab Teaching Systems

Learn about Biopac Student Lab teaching systems, an integrated system of hardware, software, and curriculum used by thousands of labs worldwide at two-year, four-year, nursing, and medical schools for undergraduate and graduate life science studies.

BSL 4 | Physiology Lab Demo

BSL 4 Biopac Student Lab Lessons and PRO software displays multi-media lessons with full-color physiology introduction & lesson guides, embedded procedure videos & data samples to ensure students collect good data, and integrated Data Reports that students can complete and save or email from within the software. New rich-text journal tools include formatting, editing and table tools with mathematical operations, formulas and functions. Advanced analysis options include Heart Rate Variability, Cycle Detector (Find Peak) updates, and more. UI enhancements include jump tool for data navigation, event marker and preset options, and an option to email an image of the data/graph window. BSL Demo

BSL 4 Analysis Software – Analysis Example

After recording a Biopac Student Lab lesson, use the BSL software to perform a detailed analysis. This video provides an overview of the most commonly used analysis tools, using Lesson 5: ECG as an example. Learn how to select data, zoom in/out on areas of interest, take measurements, and complete the data report. BSL Demo

BSL 4 Analysis Software UI and Tools

Detailed overview of available tools in Biopac Student Lab Software. This tutorial covers the user interface available tools to allow students to easily view, measure, and analyze their data. Tutorial also covers completing the onscreen data report. Biopac Student Lab Tutorial

BSL 4 L01 EMG I – Electromyography

In this Biopac Student Lab lesson, students observe and record skeletal muscle tonus as reflected by a basal level of electrical activity associated with the muscle in a resting state. They record maximum grip strength for right and left hands and compare differences between male and female grip strength. They also observe, record, and correlate motor unit recruitment with increased power of skeletal muscle contraction, and can listen to EMG “sounds” and correlate sound intensity with motor unit recruitment. Biopac Student Lab EMG I

BSL 4 L02 EMG II – Electromyography

In this Biopac Student Lab lesson, students determine the maximum grip strength for right and left hands and compare differences between male and female. They observe, record, and correlate motor unit recruitment with increased power of skeletal muscle contraction, and record the force produced by grip muscles, EMG, and integrated EMG when inducing fatigue. Biopac Student Lab EMG II

BSL 4 L05 ECG I – Electrocardiography

In this Biopac Student Lab lesson, students become familiar with the electrocardiograph (ECG or EKG) as a primary tool for evaluating electrical events within the heart. They will correlate electrical events as displayed on the ECG with the mechanical events that occur during the cardiac cycle, and observe rate and rhythm changes in the ECG associated with body position and breathing. Biopac Student Lab ECG I

BSL 4 L05 ECG I – Seated Recording

In this Biopac Student Lab lesson, students become familiar with the electrocardiograph (ECG or EKG) as a primary tool for evaluating electrical events within the heart. They will correlate electrical events as displayed on the ECG with the mechanical events that occur during the cardiac cycle, and observe rate and rhythm changes in the ECG associated with breathing. Biopac Student Lab makes it easy to choose the best recording options for your lab objectives and class time. This clip shows just the “Seated” recording segment; the “Supine” recording was disabled via Lesson Preferences > Lesson Recordings. Biopac Student Lab ECG I.

BSL 4 L08 Respiratory Cycle

In this Biopac Student Lab lesson, students use pneumograph and air temperature transducer to record and measure ventilation and examine how ventilation relates to temperature changes in airflow through one nostril. They will observe and record chest expansion and contraction and modifications in the rate and depth of the breathing cycle due to cerebral influence and chemoreceptor influence on the medullary control centers. Biopac Student Lab Respiratory Cycle

BSL 4 L10 EOG – Electrooculography

In this Biopac Student Lab lesson, students Record EOG on the horizontal plane and compare eye movements under the following conditions: pendulum tracking, pendulum simulation, reading silently, reading aloud, and reading challenging material. They then record EOG on the vertical plane and compare eye movements during real and during simulated tracking of an object in the vertical plane. In the final segment, students record the number and duration of saccades that occur when reading a two-line passage silently, and then aloud, and calculate the percentage of time used for saccadic eye movements. Biopac Student Lab EOG

BSL 4 L16 Blood Pressure

In this Biopac Student Lab lesson, students use an auscultatory method to indirectly determine systemic arterial systolic and diastolic blood pressures and to correlate the appearance and disappearance of vascular sound with systolic and diastolic pressures, respectively. Students measure, record, and compare systemic arterial BP in a variety of experimental conditions, and compute and compare pulse pressure and mean arterial pressure under different experimental conditions. Students compute the pulse pressure wave velocity by measuring the time between the R-wave of the ECG and the Korotkoff sounds. Biopac Student Lab Blood Pressure

BSL 4 L17 Heart Sounds – Electrical & Mechanical Events

In this Biopac Student Lab lesson, students listen to human heart sounds at the aortic, pulmonic, tricuspid, and mitral valve positions, and describe them qualitatively in terms of intensity or loudness, pitch, and duration. Students correlate the human heart sounds with the opening and closing of cardiac valves during the cardiac cycle and with systole and diastole of the ventricles, and determine the nature of the change in the relationship between electrical and mechanical events of the cardiac cycle as heart rate increases. Biopac Student Lab Heart Sounds

BSL 4 L20 Spinal Cord Reflexes

In this Biopac Student Lab lesson, students become familiar with anatomical and physiological elements of simple spinal reflexes. They will examine properties of some simple neuromuscular reflexes commonly tested in physical diagnosis and measure and compare latent periods and reaction times of extensor and flexor reflexes. Students will elicit an extensor reflex and compare contractile force vs. stimulus strength, apply the Jendrassik maneuver and observe exaggeration of an extensor reflex, then measure and compare reaction times of voluntary activation of skeletal muscle vs. involuntary (reflex) activation of skeletal muscle. Biopac Student Lab Spinal Reflexes

BSL BME Instrumentation Amplifier

Build simple instrumentation amp to act as a primary interface for medical transducers, such as electrodes or bridge resistance sensors.

BSL BME QRS Detection

Construct a Low Pass filter to remove the high frequency component of the wave generated by the QRS Band Pass Filter, to produce a usable waveform that will become a QRS detector

BSL L01 Calibration

In this lesson, record maximum grip clench for the dominant and non-dominant hand to investigate the properties of skeletal muscle. This video shows calibration for the lesson.

BSL L02 Cal SS25L

In lesson 2, use a hand dynamometer to record maximum grip strength for both hands and explore the role of skeletal muscle in performing mechanical tasks. This video shows calibration for the lesson with an SS25LA hand dynamometer.

BSL L02 Cal SS25LA

In lesson 2, use a hand dynamometer to record maximum grip strength for both hands and explore the role of skeletal muscle in performing mechanical tasks. This video shows calibration for the lesson with an SS25LA  hand dynamometer.

BSL L02 Cal SS56L

In lesson 2, use a hand dynamometer to record maximum grip strength for both hands and explore the role of skeletal muscle in performing mechanical tasks. This video shows calibration for the lesson with an SS56L clench force transducer.

BSL L02 Rec 1 SS25L

In this lesson, use a hand dynamometer to record maximum grip strength for both hands and explore the role of skeletal muscle in performing mechanical tasks. This video shows recording with an SS25L hand dynamometer.

BSL L02 Rec 1 SS56L

In this lesson, use a hand dynamometer to record maximum grip strength for both hands and explore the role of skeletal muscle in performing mechanical tasks. This video shows recording with an SS56L clench force transducer.

BSL L02 Rec 2 SS25L

In this lesson, use a hand dynamometer to record maximum grip strength for both hands and explore the role of skeletal muscle in performing mechanical tasks. This video shows recording with an SS25L hand dynamometer.

BSL L02 Rec 2 SS25LA

In this lesson, use a hand dynamometer to record maximum grip strength for both hands and explore the role of skeletal muscle in performing mechanical tasks. This video shows recording with an SS25LA hand dynamometer.

BSL L02 Rec 2 SS56L

In this lesson, use a hand dynamometer to record maximum grip strength for both hands and explore the role of skeletal muscle in performing mechanical tasks. This video shows recording with an SS56L clench force transducer.

BSL L05 Rec 3

In this lesson, record Lead II ECG and examine components of the ECG complex as an introduction to the electrocardiograph and the recording of the heart’s electrical signal. This video demonstrates recording while the subject is seated.

BSL L05 Rec 4

In this lesson, record Lead II ECG and examine components of the ECG complex as an introduction to the electrocardiograph and the recording of the heart’s electrical signal. This video shows recording in the lesson. This video demonstrates recording after the subject completes a brief exercise.

BSL L07 Calibration

In lesson 7, use a pulse plethysmogram transducer and Lead II ECG to examine the mechanical action of the heart and peripheral pulse pressure to learn how the heart pumps blood throughout the body. This video shows calibration for the lesson.

BSL L08 Rec 1 B

In this lesson, record chest contraction & expansion and ventilation, then correlate respiration changes with ventilation to examine the effects of cerebral influence and chemoreceptor influence on the medullary control centers. This video shows recording hyperventilation in the lesson.

BSL L08 Rec 2 A

In this lesson, record chest contraction & expansion and ventilation, then correlate respiration changes with ventilation to examine the effects of cerebral influence and chemoreceptor influence on the medullary control centers. This video shows subject breathing while relaxed (baseline) recording.

BSL L08 Rec 3

In this lesson, record chest contraction & expansion and ventilation, then correlate respiration changes with ventilation to examine the effects of cerebral influence and chemoreceptor influence on the medullary control centers. This video demonstrates recording while the subject coughs then reads aloud.

BSL L09 Calibration

In this lesson, record changes in respiratory rate, heart rate and electrodermal activity (skin conductance) to become familiar with the standard physiological measures recorded by a polygraph and study the effects of cognitive behavior and emotion. This video shows calibration for the lesson.

BSL L09 Recording

In this lesson, record changes in respiratory rate, heart rate and electrodermal activity (skin conductance) to become familiar with the standard physiological measures recorded by a polygraph and study the effects of cognitive behavior and emotion. This video shows recording in the lesson.

BSL L10 Rec 1

In this lesson, record horizontal and vertical eye movement to demonstrate eye fixation and tracking. Students perform a number of tasks that allow them to record the duration of saccades and fixation. This video demonstrates recording while the subject’s eyes follow a pendulum.

BSL L10 Rec 1B

In this lesson, record horizontal and vertical eye movement to demonstrate eye fixation and tracking. Students perform a number of tasks that allow them to record the duration of saccades and fixation. This video demonstrates recording while the subject’s eyes follow an imaginary pendulum (simulation).

BSL L10 Rec 2

In this lesson, record horizontal and vertical eye movement to demonstrate eye fixation and tracking. Students perform a number of tasks that allow them to record the duration of saccades and fixation. This video demonstrates recording while tracking vertical eye movement with a pen.

BSL L10 Rec 2B

In this lesson, record horizontal and vertical eye movement to demonstrate eye fixation and tracking. Students perform a number of tasks that allow them to record the duration of saccades and fixation. This video demonstrates recording while tracking vertical eye movement with an imaginary focal point (simulation).

BSL L11 Calibration

In this lesson, the subject hears two schedules of clicks through headphones and reacts by pressing a pushbutton hand switch as quickly as possible to demonstrate the effect of learning and physiological processes on reaction times. This video shows calibration for the lesson.

BSL L11 Recording

In this lesson, the subject hears two schedules of clicks through headphones and reacts by pressing a pushbutton hand switch as quickly as possible to demonstrate the effect of learning and physiological processes on reaction times. This video shows recording in the lesson.

BSL L13 MVV

In this lesson, record and analyze Forced Vital Capacity, Forced Expiratory Volume (FEV1, 2, 3) and Maximal Voluntary Ventilation (MVV) to build on the principles established in Lesson 12. This video demonstrates MVV recording in the lesson.

BSL L14 Calibration

In this lesson, record ECG, heart rate and electrodermal activity, and try to influence heart rate and EDA (GSR) to control the position of a bar graph to demonstrate the principles of biofeedback training for relaxation purposes. This video shows calibration for the lesson.

BSL L15 Recording

In this lesson, record ECG, heart rate, airflow and skin temperature as the body responds to changing metabolic demands. This video demonstrates recording in the lesson.

BSL L16 Calibration SS19L

In this lesson, record arterial blood pressure using the ausculatory (cuff) technique, Korotkoff sounds using an amplified stethoscope, and ECG using Lead II. This video shows calibration for the lesson with an SS19L blood pressure cuff transducer.

BSL L20 Calibration

In this lesson, record and examine properties of spinal neuromuscular reflexes commonly tested in physical diagnosis. This video shows calibration for the lesson.

BSL Systems | 2-Channel Teaching Systems

Biopac Student Lab 2-Channel MP45 Systems are a cost-effective, introductory physiology teaching solution. The integrated system of BSL hardware, software, and curriculum allows students to record data from their own bodies to study ECG, EEG, EMG, EOG, Pulmonary Function (FVC, FEV1,2,3 and MVV), Systemic Blood Pressure, and Heart Sounds. Students follow intuitive, guided physiology lessons or create their own experimental designs for active learning or advanced research. Ideal for nursing and health science programs.

BSL Systems | Animal Physiology Teaching System

Biopac Student Lab teaching system for Animal Physiology with 30+ lessons. The integrated system of hardware, software, and curriculum allows students to record from their own bodies to explore basic concepts (i.e., ECG, EMG), and work with frogs, earthworms, crawdad, and other animals to study the heart, muscle function, membrane potential, and more. Students can perform intuitive guided physiology lessons or create their own experimental designs for advanced research.

BSL Systems | Biology Teaching System

The Biopac Student Lab Biology System includes 52 lessons for ECG, EEG, EMG, EOG, EGG, respiration and pulmonary function, blood pressure, cardiac output, autonomic nervous system, and more. This system can record signals from cells, organs, insects, animals and human subjects to facilitate a broad spectrum of application opportunities.

BSL Systems | BME Biomedical Engineering

The BSL Biomedical Engineering System includes hardware, software, and curriculum for extensive recording and analysis options for signal processing curriculum—including bioelectric and biomechanical studies—as well as additional active learning segments in those lessons or student designed experiments. A key component of the BSL BME System is the Signal Processing Lab Guide—a series of 8 breadboard labs that explain how to create and test electronic circuits to demonstrate principles of biophysics and biological measurement.

BSL Systems | Exercise Physiology Teaching System

Biopac Student Lab teaching system for Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics with over 27 lessons and student-designed experiments. The integrated system of hardware,  software, and curriculum that allows students to record from their owns bodies. This system combines a wide range of respiratory, cardiovascular, muscular, and/or pulmonary function signals with biomechanical data so students can perform intuitive guided physiology lessons or create their own experimental designs for advanced research.

BSL Systems | Human Physiology Teaching System

Biopac Student Lab teaching system for Human Physiology with over 25 lessons and student-designed experiments. The integrated system of hardware,  software, and curriculum allows students to record from their own bodies. This system combines a wide range of circulatory system, respiratory system, muscular function, brain function, ANS, exercise physiology, and neuronal physiology function so students can perform intuitive guided physiology lessons or create their own experimental designs for advanced research.

BSL Systems | Pharmacology & Toxicology Teaching System

Biopac Student Lab teaching system for Pharmacology and Toxicology, with over 29 targeted lessons from the BSL Laboratory manual and BSL PRO lessons plus active learning options for student designed experiments. This integrated system of hardware, software, and curriculum allows students to record and analyze data from their own bodies, animals, or tissue preps to study a wide range of cardiovascular hemodynamics, respiratory system & pulmonary function, in vitro tissue, and cellular studies. Learn more about BSL Pharmacology/Toxicology teaching systems.

BSL Systems | Psychophysiology & Neurophysiology Teaching System

Biopac Student Lab Psychophysiology & Neurophysiology Teaching System with over 28 targeted lessons from the BSL Laboratory manual and BSL PRO lessons, plus active learning options for student designed experiments. This integrated system of hardware, software, and curriculum allows students to record from their owns bodies. This system can be used to study a wide range of respiratory, cardiovascular, muscular, and/or pulmonary function signals.

Nerve Conduction – BSL PRO H03

Nerve conduction recording and analysis with Biopac Student Lab: record and measure nerve conduction velocity along the ulnar nerve of a human subject. See BSL PRO H03 for details.

What’s in the Box | BSL Starter Systems

The Biopac Student Lab is an integrated system of hardware, software, and curriculum used by thousands of labs worldwide at two-year, four-year, nursing, and medical schools for undergraduate and graduate life science studies. BSL is offered in Basic, Advanced, and Ultimate Systems for general life science teaching, or targeted systems for specific departments. Each system comes with components specific to teaching the appropriate discipline lessons. This overview details the components included in the BSL Basic, Advanced, and Ultimate systems. These packages include everything you need to run targeted lessons from the BSL Laboratory manual and BSL PRO lessons and supports additional active learning segments in those lessons or student designed experiments.  Biopac Student Lab