STEM Education

Vernier Adds Human Physiology Tools

Vernier Software & Technology is introducing two new sensors to supplement its Human Physiology Experiments lab book. The Go Direct Spirometer and Go Direct Blood Pressure sensors will give students hands-on experiences with data collection.

With the Go Direct Spirometer, students can record human respiratory flow rate and volume using Bluetooth wireless technology or USB. The sensor can also measure air pressure and respiration rate.

Go Direct Blood Pressure gives students the ability to record blood pressure parameters on a computer, Chromebook or mobile device. Students can simply attach the cuff to the subject, connect the sensor to a device running the Graphical Analysis 4 app, pump the cuff and watch the sensor automatically record pressure parameters as the cuff pressure decreases.

These new sensors join nine other tools released by Vernier to help students conduct human physiology investigations. The Human Physiology Experiments lab book has 14 ready-to-use experiments that are designed to encourage students to explore the physiology of various human organ systems.

More information about Vernier's human physiology resources can be found here.

About the Author

Sara Friedman is a reporter/producer for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe covering education policy and a wide range of other public-sector IT topics.

Friedman is a graduate of Ithaca College, where she studied journalism, politics and international communications.

Friedman can be contacted at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter @SaraEFriedman.

Click here for previous articles by Friedman.