# What is BoB/Teaching?

BoB/Teaching is a package specifically designed for teaching biomechanics and bringing the subject to life.

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

BoB/Teaching 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/Teaching is a good alternative to a motion laboratory!

BoB/Teaching 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/Teaching contains all of the sophisticated graphics and analysis functions of BoB/Research including a 3-dimensional viewer and generates output as graphs, numeric data, videos and images – click here to see the features (and scroll down).

The BoB/Teaching package also contains editable example worksheets of exercises for students to follow and complete which will guide them through many biomechanical principles and applications.

## BoB/Teaching 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/Teaching package contains examples of:

Static hand weight

Knee flexing

Running

Arm curl

Basketball

Single foot balance

Moving hand weight

Climbing stairs

Jogging with EMG

Ballet fouette

Wheelbarrowing

Cycling with EMG

Inverse dynamics

Gait with EMG

Baseball pitching

Manual handling

Tennis serve

Rowing

BoB/Teaching 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