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UBIK-TA Ultimate BioInstrumentation Teaching Kit

The UBIK-TA Ultimate BioInstrumentation Physiology Teaching Kit includes all of the necessary hardware and components, LabScribe software and expertly written courseware to teach 60 experiments and more than 175 exercises in biosensing cardiovascular, respiratory, and neuromuscular physiology. The UBIK-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 UBIK-TA kit. For additional exercises please visit the courseware page

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
HC-06C: Effects of Temperature on Peripheral Oxygen Saturation Levels
HE-01: Metabolism and Thermal Response to Exercise
HE-02: Recovery from Exercise
HE-03C: Exercise, Blood Pressure and Oxygen Saturation Levels
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-05B: The Diving Reflex with Respiration rate
HH-06: Heart Rate Variability
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-11: Electromyogram (EMG) for Paired Arm Wrestling
Human Nerve
HN-01: Auditory and Visual Reflexes
HN-02A: Stretch Receptors and Reflexes with Reflex Hammer
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: Game Show Physiology
Human PsychoPhysiology
HP-02: Galvanic Skin Response and Emotion
HP-03: Galvanic Skin Response and Deception, Coginitive Compliance and Vigilance
HP-04: Skin Temperature, Stress, Calming and Embarrassment
HP-05A: Heart Rate and Blood Pressure
HP-05B: Personality and Vagal Tone
HP-05C: Vigilance and Reaction Time
HP-06: Cynicism-Hostility and the Hot Reactor
HP-07: The Stroop Effect
HP-08: The Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) and Investigation into Cheating
HP-09: Facial Expression Electromyograms (EMG) and Emotion
HP-10: Visual Evoked Potentials (VEP)
HP-11: Multisensory Reaction Times
HP-12: Rubber Hand Illusion
HP-13: The Gaze Cue Paradigm
HP-14: Hypothesis-driven Biofeedback Lab/Research Study
HP-16: Eriksen Flanker Test
Human Spirometry
HS-01: Breathing Parameters at Rest and After Exercise
HS-02: Breathing and Gravity
HS-03: Factors that Affect Breathing Patterns
HS-04: Lung Volumes and Heart Rate
HS-05: Breathing Techniques and Heart Rate
HS-06C: Ventilation and Oxygen Saturation Levels – Part 1
HS-07C: Ventilation and Oxygen Saturation Levels – Part 2
HS-08: Restrictive and Obstructive Airway Diseases
TT-01: Tutorial with ECG
TT-02: Tutorial with pulse


Part Number: UBIK-TA

The kit includes:
  • IX-TA-220: iWorx TA Recorder with built-in Spirometer, Heart Sounds Sensor, Grip Force/Blood Pressure Sensor, Temperature Sensor, O2 Electrode Input, two iWire Digital Interfaces, High and Low Voltage Stimulators.
  • LabScribe Software with site license and free updates.
  • iWire-B3G Isolated ECG and EMG iWire Recording Module.
  • A-BREADBOARD: Solderless Breadboard
  • A-BNC-HP: HeadPhone.
  • A-FH-300: Spirometry - Re-useable Flow Head 300L.
  • BP-220: Blood Pressure Cuff and valve .
  • A-CLAW-KIT: Arduino Claw Kit
  • C-HVS-SL2: Stimulator Cable - Set 2 (Red and Black) Safety to Snap-Lead.
  • C-ISO-GSR: GSR Finger Electrodes (Set of Two) for iWire-B3G Recording Module.
  • A-HB-IWIRE: EEG Headband.
  • C-ISO-SL7: Recording Leads - 7 Safety Pin to Snap Connectors.
  • C-USB: USB Cable.
  • EM-220: Event Marker with Phono Connector
  • FT-220: Hand Dynamometer with A-BT-220 Tubing .
  • GN-100: Single-Axis Goniometer.
  • HSM-220: Stethoscope and tubing .
  • PO2-CMS50D: USB Pulse Oximeter (Includes finger sensor) .
  • PRH-200: Patellar Reflex Hammer.
  • PT-104: Pulse Plethysmograph (piezo crystal).
  • A-RM-220: Respiration Monitor (nasal cannula)
  • SMT-220: Striated Muscle Transducer
  • TM-220: Temperature Probe.
  • A-GC-7165: Disposable Adult Electrodes - 150 per package.
  • C-BNC-BB BNC to Breadboard cable
  • C-DIN-BB: DIN8 to Breadboard cable
  • A-GSR-GEL: Skin Resistance/Conductance Electrode Paste.
  • A-KB-TA: Kit Box for HK-TA.
  • A-SRK-1: Student Respiration Kit.
  • A-ST-300-TA: Spirometer Silicon Tubing with red and white luer fittings .
  • A-UP12-DC-25-1.5A: Univ. 12VDC Power Supply for IX-TA.
Optional Addon Kits:
List of all transducers compatible with the IX-TA-220