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BIK-TA BioInstrumentation Physiology Teaching Kit

The BIK-TA BioInstrumentation Physiology Teaching Kit includes all of the necessary hardware and components, LabScribe software and expertly written courseware to teach 50 experiments in biosensing cardiovascular, respiratory, and neuromuscular physiology. The BIK-TA kit also allows the student to signal condition, biosignals acquired from biosensors.


LabScribe is a powerful recording and analysis software package developed by iWorx. LabScribe has an intuitive, user-friendly interface for setting up acquisition screens, calibrating signals and analyzing data.

iWorx API: Custom applications can be developed for iWorx Hardware using our API. Matlab and LabView can be used to record data from iWorx recorders.

Circuit Design

Students can create experiments and study design of add-on circuits using the breadboard.  Signal from any input channel of the IX-TA-220 can be routed to the stimulator and sent to the breadboard using the C-BNC-BB cable. Students have the ability to design a custom circuit to condition the signal. The conditioned signal can then be sent back to the IX-TA-220 using the C-DIN-BB cable, allowing the student to compare the raw biosignal and the conditioned signal in LabScribe.


The Stimulator in the IX-TA-220 can be setup to output waveforms, such as a square wave, sine wave ( upto 1kHz), pulses, steps, trains as well as custom waveforms. Create a custom waveform in Excel and paste it into the custom waveform generator, to output a custom waveform. Stimulator feedback channel allows the user to see the stimulator output.  Stimulator toolbar allows changes to the protocol during recording.

Digital i/o

8 digital inputs and 8 digital output are available.  The Digital output can be preset to output a pattern, just like the stimulator.


These Lab Exercises can be performed with the BIK-TA kit.  These experiments support courses in Biomedical, Bioengineering, Bioinstrumentation,  Signal Conditioning, Physiological systems, etc…

BI-01: ECG Signal Conditioning
BI-02: EMG Signal Conditioning
BI-03: ECG Noise
BI-04: Frequency Response of Filters
BI-05: Op-Amp Circuits
BI-06: Control an Arduino Claw from EMG (Requires an A-CLAW)
Human Circulation
HC-01: Blood Pressure, Peripheral Circulation and Body Position
HC-02: Blood Pressure, Peripheral Circulation and Imposed Conditions
HC-03: Pulse Wave Velocity
HC-04: Pulse Contour Analysis
HC-05: Body Position, Exercise and Cardiac Output
Human Exercise
HE-01: Metabolism and Thermal Response to Exercise
HE-02: Recovery from Exercise
Human Heart
HH-01: Electrocardiogram (ECG) and Peripheral Circulation
HH-02: ECG and Heart Sounds with Stethoscope
HH-03: Exercise, the ECG and Peripheral Circulation
HH-04: Six Lead ECG
HH-05A: The Diving Reflex
HH-06: Heart Rate Variability
HH-07: ECG using Six Chest Leads
HH-08: Auscultation
HH-12: Pulse and Heart Rate Variability (HRV)
Human Muscle
HM-01: Grip Strength and the Electromyogram
HM-02: Electromyogram Activity in Antagonistic Muscles
HM-03: Oculomotor Muscle Activity
HM-04: Stimulus Response, Work, Summation and Tetanus in Human Muscles
HM-08: Electromyogram (EMG) Activity while Arm Wrestling
HM-09: Kinesiology and Electromyogram (EMG) Activity in Targeted Muscles
HM-10: The Electrogastrogram (EGG) and Growling Stomach
HM-12: Wii Balance Board and EMG Activity
Human Nerve
HN-01: Auditory and Visual Reflexes
HN-02B: Stretch Receptors and Reflexes with Plethysmograph
HN-03: Human Nerve Conduction Velocity
HN-06: Hoffman Reflex using the Soleus Muscle
HN-07: Median Nerve Conduction Velocity
HN-08: Human To Human Interface
HN-09: Game Show Physiology
HN-10: Play Games – Hypothesis Testing
HN-11: Visual Reflexes and Color Stimulation
HN-13: Conditioned Response to stimuli
Human PsychoPhysiology
HP-01: The Electroencephalogram (EEG)
HP-01A: The Electroencephalogram (EEG) using Button Electrodes
HP-05A: Heart Rate and Blood Pressure
HP-05C: Vigilance and Reaction Time
HP-06: Cynicism-Hostility and the Hot Reactor
HP-09: Facial Expression Electromyograms (EMG) and Emotion
HP-10: Visual Evoked Potentials (VEP)
HP-11: Multisensory Reaction Times
HP-13: The Gaze Cue Paradigm
HP-13A: The Gaze Cue Paradigm using Eye Tracker system
HP-15: Hypothesis-driven Prepulse Inhibition Lab/Research Study
HP-16: Eriksen Flanker Test
HP-17: Levels of Processing and Memory
HP-18: Posner Attention Test
HP-19: Lexical Decision Task
HP-22: How does anticipating something affect your physiology; HR, temp, RR, etc…
HP-23: Using deception and famous faces to determine witness accuracy.
HP-24: To determine whether alternative healing items really work physiologically.
HP-26: Searching for a curved letter around in a circle and any other letters they can remember.
HP-27: Uses neuro-feedback to control anxiety.
HP-28: Listening to music to psych up before a sporting event.
TT-01: Tutorial with ECG
TT-02: Tutorial with pulse


Martinovic, Ivan, and Vesna Mandic. “Biomedical Signals Reconstruction Under the Compressive Sensing Approach.” arXiv preprint arXiv:1802.00337 (2018).


Part Number: BIK-TA

The kit includes:

Optional Add-On Sets: