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REACH-DL Distance Learning System

The REACH-DL is a home-based lab kit designed for distance learning and online students. The kit contains the sensors, recording software, and write-ups to perform over 15 core experiments introducing your students to the fundamentals of cardiovascular, neuromuscular, physiopsychology and respiratory physiology.

Each exercise is laid out in a step-by-step, simple-to-use fashion, allowing your students to perform hands-on experiments at home, easily analyze their findings, and generate a report.

REACH-DL includes:

  • REACH Physiological Recorder
  • LabScribeDL Recording and Analysis Software
  • Set of 5 snap leads for ECG/EMG/EEG and Respiration (C-ISO-SL5)
  • 50 electrodes ECG/EMG/EEG/Respiration Electrodes (A-ELEC-50)
  • Kit Box (A-KB-REACH)

Charles Zwemer from Dickinson Colleges solves the online challenges using the iWorx REACH-DL

The REACH-DL system is keyed to the HAPS Learning Goals and Outcomes.
Labs that can be performed with this system:

Installing
Readme: Postcard included with the system to help the student get started.
Quick Start
Quick Start: Learn how to use LabScribeDL and the iWorx systems using pulse.
Heart
ECG – Rest & Recovery: Record an Electrocardiogram (ECG) and study the effects of exercise on an ECG and pulse.
ECG – Exercise & O2 Saturation: Record an Electrocardiogram (ECG) and O2 Saturation and examine the relationship between the ECG and the percentage of O2 in the blood.
ECG – Temperature & Arm Position: Record an Electrocardiogram (ECG) and examine the relationship of the ECG to the peripheral circulation.
Diving Reflex: Study the mammalian diving reflex and the effect on pulse.
Muscle
Grip Force: Measure EMG – Grip Force. Study the effect of fatigue.
Muscles in Opposition: Measure EMGs from antagonistic muscle groups.
Electrooculogram (EOG): Measure Electrooculogram (EOG)and study muscle activity while doing a variety of different tasks including pursuit and saccades.
Electrogastrogram (EGG): Compare Electrogastrogram (EGG) on an empty and full stomach.
Targeted Exercise: Measure EMG in “active” muscle groups to make sure that the exercise routine is being done properly.
Reflexes
Eyes vs. Ears: The study of whether sight or sound stimuli cause a faster reaction time.
Color Test: Measure reaction times to visual stimuli of different colors.
Breathing
Rest & Recovery: Measure breathing depth and rate at rest and during recovery from exercise.
Exercise & O2 Saturation: Measure breathing depth and rate, and O2 saturation at rest and during recovery from exercise.
Breathing & Body Position: Examine the effects of gravity on breathing by measuring the differences in breathing depth and rate while resting and while sitting, standing, or lying down.
Activities & O2 Saturation: Measure oxygen saturation levels in the blood during normal breathing, apnea, shallow breathing, and other parameters.
Psychology
EEG – Cortical Arousal: Measure Right and left EEG.
Stroop Effect: Measure the Stroop Effect

Solving the Covid Challenge with REACH-DL.

 

Dr. Tracy Marchant (PhD) is a faculty member in the Department of Biology.

University of Saskatchewan (USask)  biology students use electronic kits to conduct experiments at home

Dr. Tracy Marchant (PhD) and lab coordinator Sheri Fisher use the REACH-DL kits for delivering the BIOL 224 lab in a remote-learning environment.

“Students were able to test their reaction times to cues, study muscle activity from their forearm muscles, record the strength of their fingertip pulse, and determine their heart activity by performing an ECG,” she said. “The fact that we are able to offer any kind of hands-on learning during this time is remarkable. While the in-person lab learning experiences are irreplaceable, having the kits available for at least some of the students to use at home is awesome.”


 



Part Number: REACH-DL

Specifications:
Measurements ECG/EMG, Respiration, Event Marker, Pulse
Sampling Speed 1000 samples per second, per channel, simultaneous
Power USB powered
Kit box dimensions 11" x 7.25" x 1.75"
System Weight 1 lbs