BoB /Research has interfaces to the following formats:
C3D from Vicon and others CALC from Perception Neuron HPF from Delsys for EMG signals
MVNX from Xsens BVH from Rokoko and others CSV
BoB is developed in MATLAB – BoB users do not require a MATLAB licence. BoB 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 Graphics and the ability to integrate user bespoke M-code into BoB.
BoB is accredited by the MathWorks Connections Program.
BoB /Research has the following features resulting in an intuitive, easy to use and highly productive solution for many applications:
BoB users can edit the subject’s height and mass or individual segment dimensions and inertial properties.
BoB can label all of the 600 muscles in the muscle model for easy identification. BoB can plot muscle related data including length, contraction velocity, energy dissipation, power consumption and force.
BoB can display the ranges of motion through which the joint move during a trial or a subset of the trial. The joint angles are reported in a form with physical significance, eg adduction/abduction, extension/flexion. BoB also indicates the proportion of the time a joint spends at a particular angle; the joint spends most of the time in the sections coloured in red and the least in the green sections.
A virtual camera can be attached to any body segment to observe motions relative to that segment. In the video to the right a virtual camera is attached to the skull which therefore appears stationary.
BoB can calculate the ground reaction forces between the feet and the ground in the absence of forceplates which means the whole of the capture area can behave as a very large forceplate. In the video, the calculated ground reaction forces are shown as yellow arrows.
BoB can calculate force acting at a joint, including the force in the muscles which cross the joint. In the video, the joint contact force at the elbow is indicated by the double arrow indicating the force’s magnitude and direction.
BoB can output all of its results as 3-dimensional graphics, numeric results as graphs (including bi-variant graphs of variable versus variable), tabulated data in a file suitable for additional processing (.csv), images (.jpg, .bmp, .tiff) and videos (.avi, .mp4).