About BIOPAC’s MP160 System

An overview of components of the MP160 System and how to connect other modules and basic settings. The system includes: MP160 Data Acquisition Unit, AMI100D Amplifier Module Interface, Power supply and power cord, Ethernet cable (use for direct connection to the computer or connect to a hub), and an Ethernet USB adapter (in case your computer doesn’t have an Ethernet port or it is occupied). Also shows how to connect: leads using a module extension cable and how to connect a wireless receiver. See MP160 Starter Systems.

BioHarness Data Logger in Action

BioHarness with AcqKnowledge software is a state-of-the-art lightweight portable biological data logger and telemetry system. It monitors, analyzes and records a variety of physiological parameters including ECG, respiration, temperature, posture, and acceleration. The BioHarness operates in BT transmitting mode for live viewing of data or data logging mode. In the data logging mode, the BioHarness logs the data for later download to the AcqKnowledge software using the USB docking and charging cradle that comes with the system. BioHarness – Telemetry and Logging Systems

BioNomadix Wireless EMG for Neuro-controlled Prosthetic

A wireless neuro-actuator prosthetic was created using BIOPAC’s wireless hardware and additional custom hardware. The electromyogram of both opponens pollicis (thumb flex) and pronator quadratus (wrist rotate) was recorded from the Subject’s palms and wrists, and the real-time, high-resolution EMG signal was processed to control the grip and rotation of remote handgrips. For each arm, a BioNomadix Wireless EMG transmitter/receiver set was used with short 15 cm leads (BN-EL15-LEAD2 and BN-EL15-LEAD3) and five disposable electrodes EL503). EMG data was sampled at 2000 Hz and wirelessly transmitted at 2.4 GHz via bidirectional digital communications. The EMG signal output was switched to alternate mode for Integrated RMS (Envelope Detection Mode) and further conditioned to drive gripper and wrist servo motors. BioNomadix wearable physiology monitoring devices offer a fully-wireless recording system for life science research. Data can be recorded from two independent sites for a variety of signals, including ECG, EEG, EOG, EMG, EGG, EDA, GSR, Respiration, Pulse, Temperature, Impedance Cardiography, Strike Force, Goniometry, Accelerometry, and Gyro. BioNomadix Wireless Physiology.

BIOPAC NIBP-MRI: How to Apply Sensor to Brachial Artery

The NIBP-MRI is a wireless and noninvasive physiological monitoring system that tracks blood pressure, using Pulse-Decomposition Analysis (PDA) technology, as well as heart rate.

NIBP-MRI operates passively at a low constant coupling pressure of 40 mmHg. After being provided a calibrated blood pressure reading, the device tracks blood pressure by analyzing the timing and amplitudes of the primary left ventricular ejection pulse as well as the arterial pulse reflections, at the thumb, at the middle phalange of the middle finger, at the wrist, or upper arm. The system provides relative, real-time, beat-to-beat pressure measurement values during magnetic resonance imaging. Learn about BIOPAC MRI Solutions.

CAM-HFR-A High Frame Rate Camera System

With the CAM-HFR-A system from BIOPAC you can record high-frame rate video (at up to 100 fps) tightly synchronized with physiological data from your existing MP160/MP150 Research System. The system connects to a Windows PC via included Ethernet card and is controlled through the Media Menu in AcqKnowledge 4.3.1 or above. CAM-HFR-A.

Dual-Channel MRI Gating

Example of physiological data being recorded in the MRI with ECG and Respiration being used as a gating signals via the DTU200 to trigger MRI imaging during the quiet phase. MRI Gating Systems

EL-CHECK Electrode Impedance Checker

Use EL-CHECK to determine electrode/surface contact impedances and correct noise/impedance issues before you begin recording to improve the signal quality of your data. EL-CHECK is suitable for measuring electrode contact impedance for all surface biopotential measurements, including ECG, EEG, EGG, EMG, EOG, Bioimpedance and Impedance Cardiography. The EL-CHECK permits simultaneous connection of up to three electrode leads, for quick impedance checking between any two electrodes in the three connected leads (Active or Vin+) and (Reference or Vin-) and GND.
Measurements are selectable to a standard three-point contact (Vin+ to GND, Vin- to GND and Vin+ to Vin-). Electrode impedance range from less than 5 Kohm to greater than 50 Kohm is indicated in seven levels. EL-CHECK accepts standard Touchproof and BioNomadix connectors. EL-CHECK will support over 50,000 10-second measurements with a single 9-volt battery. EL-CHECK

EPOCH Activator

The EPOCH ACTIVATOR is an activation and test utility for Epoch sensors (EEG, ECG and/or EMG, or reusable). Sensors are shipped from the factory deactivated and this reusable utility is required to start a sensor battery. The activator can also output two independent channels of data (sinewaves) for testing purposes.

EPOCH wireless in vivo recording

EPOCH wireless in vivo recording systems are a low-cost solution for continuous, long-term biopotential recordings from rodents…EEG (2, 4, or 6 channel), ECoG, ECG, EMG. EPOCH wireless transmitters are available for a variety of signals with 2 week, 2 month or 6 month battery life, with new reusable and differential transmitter options. This overview details the components of EPOCH wireless in vivo recording systems. When paired with BIOPAC’s MP Research System & AcqKnowledge, automation and scoring tools can identify seizures, predefine and control recording protocols, set triggers based on external events, quickly score multiple channels of EEG data simultaneously, derive frequency bands, complete a frequency analysis, look at Alpha RMS, and more. Click to learn more about the EPOCH advantage.

EPOCH wireless in vivo recording – EEG monitoring


This video describes the technology behind EPOCH transmitters and demonstrates the use of  this novel miniature telemetry system, specifically engineered for use in immature rats or mice, which is also effective for use in adult animals in pre-clinical research with continuous EEG in young animal models of seizures and other neurological disorders.

EPOCH Wireless System Setup

Epoch Wireless Telemetry Systems include a receiver tray, complimentary implantable sensor(s), and Faraday cage to collect data from an animal housed in industry-standard caging; Epoch sensors amplify and wirelessly transmit up to 6 channels of data. This video shows hardware connections for Epoch Receiver base to MP160 Data Acquisition Unit, plus Faraday cage; setup is similar for other BIOPAC systems or 3rd-party DAQ.

Eye Tracking & Physiology – Synchronized Data

Multimedia functionality in AcqKnowledge software gives users complete control to see how particular tasks impact the physiological response: physiology file advances video or video moves to precise point in the physiological record…or just play the entire recording. Left side shows data downloaded from a Wireless BioNomadix  Logger & Physiology data transmitters placed on subject: on-board accelerometer (x, y, z); Heart (ECG); Pulse; Respiration; Electrodermal activity. Right side shows video recorded from SMI Eye Tracking Glasses as the subject was wearing them and performing tasks while fully mobile. Playback shows video of precisely what the subject is looking at as performing a task and you see the cursor move forward in the data file, synchronized to the precise point in the video. Green dot shows focus point of subject (driver in this case), so at any given moment in time you know precisely were driver is looking. Learn more about Eye Tracking glasses and wireless BioNomadix Logger & Transmitters.

How to Record Good Quality ECG for HRV

This video shows how to set up and record good quality ECG data for Heart Rate Variability (HRV); Lead II placement is used. Checking electrode impedance is strongly recommended and easily achieved with an impedance checker. Demonstrated hardware: wireless BN-RSPEC transmitter (which can be directed to an MP160 System, Logger, or Smart Center) and EL-CHECK.

Measuring Blood Pressure & Advanced Hemodynamic Parameters

Learn about the NIBP10OD-HD System for continuous noninvasive blood pressure with hemodynamic measures.
-VALIDATED AND PROVEN Continuity, accuracy & waveform dynamics are equivalent to intraarterial measurement; proven solution for consistent, repeatable results.
– EASY DATA TRANSFER AND ANALYSIS – Immediate feedback on BP shortly after startup; plug & play integration into all common data acquisition systems and subject monitors.

Measuring Swallowing/Deglutition with BIOPAC

There are different ways in which we can record swallowing with the MP system. In this demonstration, we record swallowing, talking, and drinking with a BioNomadix EMG transmitter and a TSD110 pressure pad. The TSD110 is a minimally invasive and easy to deploy solution, making it much easier when collecting data from infants and toddlers. BIOPAC also offers the TSD110-MRI for MRI settings. In the AcqKnowledge Software, we can see the data from the two EMG channels and the changes in the pressure pad data when deglutition, talking, and drinking occur.

You can do this completely wirelessly as well, using BN-DYNEMG. BIOPAC also offers accelerometers, such as the TSD109C3, as another method to gather data on deglutition.

You can download the data file and the participant video here: Swallowing Data (Log-in Required). You may need to reassociate the file and the video in AcqKnowledge.

Mobita Network Configuration

Guided procedure for Wireless Mobita system setup using LAN adapter, ConfiCap, and docking station with USB connector that goes through the computer. After installing AcqKnowledge software and drivers for the Mobita system, click the Mobita menu and use the Mobita Network Configuration Utility as prompted. Click to learn more about Mobita with AcqKnowledge.

Poker Study | BioNomadix Wireless Data

In the Head of a Poker Player [Reportage – dans la tete d’un joueur de poker]: Poker study compares the brains and physiological responses of three professional poker champions recognized worldwide and three amateurs. Researchers measure heart rate, facial expression, body language, resistance to pain, and other biometrics using BioNomadix wireless transmitters, synchronized video, and other life science recording hardware, to examine variations in how professionals vs. amateurs react to psychological confrontation and anxiety, and how stress and pain influence their decision-making.

PPT Motion Tracking

“Warehouse-scale” motion tracking with Precision Position Tracking (PPT) system by WorldViz, included in VizMove Systems. Integration into the Unreal Engine 4 and Unity 5 brings the same wide-area tracking capability to any VR headset supported by those engines: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, Samsung Gear VR and now, Google’s Daydream VR.

Setting up Channels in AcqKnowledge

Overview of basic channel settings in AcqKnowledge. This video covers setting up standard wireless and wired amplifiers, wireless BioNomadix amplifiers, and Specialty amplifiers. For more information see the AcqKnowledge tutorial under the Software “Help” menu or contact BIOPAC Support. BIOPAC Research Systems

TTL Output – trigger external devices

Use AcqKnowledge to send a trigger (TTL pulse) to external equipment based on physiological data, i.e., output TTL every 15 beats based on heart rate from ECG data. Use calculation channels, expressions, and digital channels to set the required parameters.

Vibromyography Solutions from BIOPAC (English)

VMG transducers record vibration data received from microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors and proprietary software. Of greatest importance is that the muscle efforts reported by the sensor are not simply relative measures, but represent absolute muscle effort. Comparisons can be made between measurements on a given muscle from day to day, and comparisons can be made between measurements made on different muscles on a person during a functional activity. Vibromyography Systems

VR | Unity VR Interface for AcqKnowledge

Immerse your users and capture biofeedback for analysis! Use Unity® Interface for AcqKnowledge®  (UNITY-INTERFACE ) to easily connect Unity3D projects with BIOPAC acquisition hardware and analysis software. Create virtual environments using industry-standard Unity, connect and configure projects with AcqKnowledge in real time; control acquisition from Unity to Custom Markers, Digital, and Analog I/O; deploy to your devices. Find additional samples at VR Resources.