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Small and Smaller – Untethered and Unfettered

Small and Smaller – Untethered and Unfettered

Advancements in the engineering of data acquisition components have closely paralleled the microchip revolution. Ever-smaller form factors available in wireless transmission formats have resulted in a boon for researchers wishing to collect high-quality physiological...
Keeping Physiology Students Engaged

Keeping Physiology Students Engaged

Keeping students engaged in the study of physiology can be a challenging exercise. Once the sole province of dusty textbooks and cumbersome lab manuals, the computer age ushered in quantum advances in the packaging of physiology curricula. Disadvantages were reflected...
Data Acquisition Basics—Filtering

Data Acquisition Basics—Filtering

When setting up data acquisition parameters, one area of befuddlement often involves the use of filters. Which ones should I use, and how do I set them up? What are they really, and why do I need them? In a nutshell, filters are configurable controls for removing...
Data Acquisition Basics—Understanding Gain Settings

Data Acquisition Basics—Understanding Gain Settings

BIOPAC amplifiers used with the MP160 Data Acquisition System are equipped with configurable settings designed for optimizing the physiological signal being acquired, one of which is the gain setting. What is gain? Put simply, gain refers to the amplifier’s ability to...
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