# What is BoB?

BoB is the leading musculoskeletal analysis package which has been designed for ease of use and rigor in analysis making BoB ideal for both teaching and research. BoB is widely used in academia and industry with applications including product design, sporting performance, equipment design, man/machine interactions, vehicle design, gerontology, manual handling, ergonomics and many more. Bo’s capabilities include:

- Easy data importing from:

> C3D (e.g. Vicon / CodaMotion / Qualisys / BTS)

> HPF from Delsys

> MVNx from Xsens

> calc from Perception Neuron

> BVH from Rokoko and others

> Text file

> User-defined equations - User editable skeleton and muscle models
- Default muscle model contains over 600 locomotor muscle units
- Short learning curve makes BoB ideal for teaching
- Advanced analysis capability makes BoB ideal for research

- 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

Why should you use BoB?

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

> BoB-4-Biomechanics is a version of BoB specifically designed for teaching biomechanics at undergraduate level.

> 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 and MATLAB

**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