# BoB specification

BoB’s capabilities include:

Close integration with MATLAB data and processing

Easy data exchange with MATLAB

User defined MATLAB Handle Graphics scripts

Extensive graphics display features

Calculation of ground reaction forces

Calculation of joint torques

Calculation of muscle forces, length and velocities

Calculation of joint contact forces

Calculation of centre of mass

Output of tabulated data, images and videos

Synchronised EMG and video display

Easy data importing from:

*C3D

*HPF from Delsys

*MVNx from Xsens

*CALC from Perceptron Neuron

*BVH from Rokoko and others

*Text /CSV files

User-defined equations

User editable skeleton and muscle files

Default muscle model contains over 600 locomotor muscles

Why should you use BoB?

> BoB is easy to use with a short learning curve.

> BoB/Teaching is a version of BoB specifically designed for teaching biomechanics at undergraduate and Masters levels.

> BoB has menus in many languages.

> BoB has a broad range of analysis functions including point position/vel/acc, segmental orientation, anatomical trajectories, centre of mass position, body energy/power, velocity vectors, joint angles, joint ranges of motion, joint torques, ground reaction forces, joint contact forces, muscle forces, muscle lengths, muscle contraction rates, muscle energy/power.

> BoB has a large library of on-line videos to guide users through BoB’s capabilities.

> BoB can model the interaction of many people at the same time.

> BoB has excellent graphical capabilities including a 3-dimensional viewer, user selected skeletons and mannequins, user defined plotting styles and visualisation aids.

> BoB’s functions are validated through publications in leading academic journals.

> BoB can show synchronised videos and EMG.

> BoB is supported by a dedicated post-sales support team.

> BoB users can write their own code in MATLAB to perform their own specific analysis.

> BoB users can use MATLAB Handle graphics to display object with the BoB environment.

> MATLAB users can directly read BoB data files.

**BoB is developed in MATLAB and inherits many of MATLAB’s features including efficient solution algorithms, manipulation of plots and large data handling. ****All** of BoB’s stored data files can be directly accessed by MATLAB. The BoB package contains BoB in P-code enabling BoB to be run within the MATLAB environment, access to MATLAB Handle Graphics and the ability to integrate user bespoke M-code into BoB.

BoB is accredited by the MathWorks Connections Program.

## 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