# What is BoB-4-Biomechanics?

BoB-4-Biomechanics is a package specifically designed for teaching biomechanics and bringing the subject to life.

BoB-4-Biomechanics is pre-loaded with examples illustrating many biomechanical principles and has all of the analysis and graphics capabilities of BoB. 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 temporary version of BoB-4-Biomechanics by **clicking here**.

BoB-4-Biomechanics is a self-contained package for students of biomechanics enabling them 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; indeed, BoB-4-Biomechanics is a good alternative to a motion laboratory!

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:

*Kinematics*

Anatomical trajectories

Body instances

Point position/vel/acc

Joint angles

Joint range of motion

Distance/angles between points

Muscle length

Segmental orientation

Velocity vectors

*Kinetics*

Torques at joints

Externally applied force

Ground reaction forces

Joint contact forces

Muscle labelling

Muscle forces

Muscle energy/power

Total muscle energy/power

Muscle torque decomposition

## The BoB-4-Biomechanics package contains examples of:

Static hand weight

Knee flexing

Running

Ballet 540 jete

Climbing stairs

Single foot balance

Moving hands weight

Inverse dynamics

Jogging

Ballet fouette

Wheelbarrowing

Cycling with EMG

Moving force

Gait

Baseball pitching

Manual handling

Tennis serve

Rowing

BoB-4-Biomechanics is written in MATLAB (no MATLAB licence is required) which will be a familiar environment for many students.

## Specifications

### PC

- Windows 7 or later.
- Any Intel or AMD x86-64 processor (4 logical cores. recommended)
- Hardware accelerated graphics card supporting OpenGL 3.3 with 1GB GPU memory.
- 16Gb RAM.
- Minimum 5Gb fee disc space.
- Internet access required

### Mac

- macOS Catalina (10.15) or later
- Any Intel x86-64 processor (4 logical cores recommended)
- Minimum 4Gb (8Gb recommended) RAM
- OpenGL 3.3 recommended
- Minimum 8Gb free disc space
- Internet access required