BoB-4-Biomechanics is specifically designed for teaching biomechanics and bringing the subject to life. BoB-4-Biomechanics has all of the analysis and graphics capabilities of BoB but cannot import new trials. Instead it is pre-loaded with data illustrating many biomechanical principles. BoB-4-Biomechanics is at a price-point where every student can have a musculoskeletal model on their own PC or Mac.
University and college lecturers can download a free time-limited version of BoB-4-Biomechanics by clicking here.
BoB-4-Biomechanics is a self-contained package for students of biomechanics to investigate, observe and learn biomechanical analysis. The package contains examples of biomechanical activities ranging from simple, idealised movements to real-life motion captured trials. No motion capture equipment is required to use BoB-4-Biomechanics.
BoB-4-Biomechanics encourages the student to experiment, enquire and gain a deep understanding of the principals employed in biomechanical analysis with a very short learning curve and minimal supervision.
BoB-4-Biomechanics contains many sophisticated graphics and analysis functions including a 3-dimensional viewer and can generate output as graphs, numeric data, videos and images.
The BoB-4-Biomechanics package also contains editable example worksheets of exercises for students to follow and complete.
BoB-4-Biomechanics can analyse and display:
Joint range of motion
Distance/angles between points
Torques at joints
Externally applied force
Ground reaction forces
Joint contact forces
Total muscle energy/power
Muscle torque decomposition
The BoB-4-Biomechanics package contains examples of:
Static hand weight
Ballet 540 jete
Single foot balance
Moving hands weight
Cycling with EMG
BoB-4-Biomechanics is written in MATLAB (no MATLAB licence is required) which will be a familiar environment for many students.