Organize and Streamline Data Collection with DMC LabBook
In this four-part Tech Cast Series, Matt Borkowski takes the viewer though the new key features and upgrades to the new 615A – Dynamic Muscle Control and Analysis Software (DMC LabBook). DMC LabBook has an intuitive and easy-to-use graphical interface that guides the user through the step-by-step process of a typical muscle mechanics experiment. Experimental data collection is highly streamlined, with prompts to enter pertinent parameters about the animal, sample and experimental protocol before data is collected, eliminating the need for handwritten lab notes.
Watch the series from start to finish, or choose the videos that are of most interest to you…
Introduction and Overview
Visual Experiment Editor
1. Introduction and Overview
DMC LabBook is the latest version of our integrated suite for data acquisition and analysis of muscle mechanics experiments. Follow along with this 4-part tech cast video series for the 3 key features of DMC LabBook.
2. Study Management
The creation of a new study is quick and easy. You can choose from a number of different parameters, or add your own. You can also copy from a previous study, but once a study is created it cannot be altered or edited in anyway. This is to protect the integrity of the users data and findings. During the demonstration, Matt walks through the creation of a brand new study, including all parameters, muscles studied, and experiments in the study.
3. Visual Experiment Editor
Standard protocols for twitch, tetanus, eccentric force-frequency, injury and fatigue come pre-loaded with the software. Any custom experiments can also still be created or modified, as in DMC v5. Matt demonstrates selecting the experiment type and how to assign experimental protocol, such as stimulation frequencies or duration, to each experiment using the visual experiment editor before completing experiment and creating the study.
4. Pre-Launch Window
We have streamlined this applet to simplify finding your baseline and maximal stimulation, and added an instant stim function. You are also able to visually see each contraction as they overlay in different colors on the graph. Finally, Matt takes us through the steps required to prepare the experiment, and the optimization process. At that point, users are fully prepared to run their experiments.