IX-TA-220 Recorder with Integrated Sensors

Simplify your physiology lab with the iWorx TA, a revolutionary lab teaching solution, designed with research grade components.

Manual: IX-TA-220

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In keeping with our ongoing commitment to delivering the highest quality teaching experience, we embarked upon a process to make all aspects of the teaching lab as easy as possible. This process involved obtaining input from lab instructors and applying this input to the critical evaluation of all aspects of the teaching lab, from equipment setup through data collection and analysis. This process combined with 25 years of iWorx experience led to the development of the new iWorx TA, a revolutionary lab teaching solution, designed with research grade components.

Simplified Set-up

We simplified lab set-up by incorporating several sensors, that are typically standalone, within the new TA Control Module. This greatly simplifies setup, reduces confusion and the possibility that components are lost or misplaced. Enclosing the sensors also makes them more stable, resulting in quieter signals and better results.

Streamlined Calibration

We incorporated the most advanced microcontroller technology that made automated, pre-calibration of many sensors possible, including the spirometer, grip force sensor, blood pressure sensor, and temperature sensor. We even included an on-board barometric pressure sensor to ensure the highest accuracy for your spirometry labs.

Plug-in to the Future

At the same time, we kept an eye towards the future. To protect your investment going forward, iWorx developed a new proprietary interface, called iWire?, which allows the TA Control Module to interface with iWire-compatible digital sensors and simultaneously record from multiple sensors via a single iWire connection. As new labs are developed, simply plug in the new iWire-compatible sensors into the iWire ports and start recording. It?s that easy.

Student Friendly Courseware

Our lab manuals were revamped to simplify setup, without compromising the science. We simplified data analysis and report generation with the use of built-in functions and a Journal that students can use to write their report, without having to launch another program.

All Inclusive Kits

The all-in-one TA kits are complemented by easy-to-use LabScribe software that is synced with more than 350 professionally developed lab exercises. iWorx TA teaching kits deliver a fun, hands-on lab learning experience that will keep your students engaged and you focused on teaching, rather than struggling with difficult to learn and confusing hardware and software.

Research Grade

The IX-TA-220 uses research grade components, making it suitable for research? as well as teaching.? It is ideal for student research.


iWorx TA Control Module is the heart of iWorx TA teaching kits and is designed to remove many of the tedious set-up and calibration routines typically required to perform a lab. It?s like having your own Teaching Assistant to set up the equipment for you. With iWorx TA, students simply plug in the sensors and start recording and analyzing data. No other lab system is that simple. Here?s why:

  • Easy-to-Use  blood pressure, spirometer, and temperature sensors are pre-calibrated and plug and play operable.
  • Built-in Sensors  built-in spirometer, blood pressure sensor, grip force sensor, temperature sensor and pressure sensor
  • Versatile  record multiple signals simultaneously (i.e. heart rate, respiration and pulse oximetry)
  • Built-in Stimulator  built-in, software controlled low and high voltage stimulators for both human and animal experiments
  • Reproducible Results  consistent performance from lab to lab
  • Non-obsolescence  iWire digital design accommodates future lab technologies


Range ±10 cm water
Range  1700 mmHg
BNC INPUTS (A3 and A4)
Number of inputs 2
Input range ±10 VDC
Resolution 16 bit
System Noise < 1mV p-p
Connector BNC
Number of inputs 2
Input range ±10 VDC
Resolution 16 bit
System Noise < 1mV p-p
Isolation No
Excitation ±5 VDC, 100 mA
Connectors DIN8
Gain Programmable with input resistor
Connectors HV Safety
Output range 0-20 mA
Compliance 100 V
Max ON time 10 ms
Resolution 16 bit
Connectors BNC
Output range ±15 VDC at 35 mA
Modes Pulse, Train, Constant, Step, Ramp, Triangle, Custom
Input 8 independent lines, TTL input, 1 Megohm input impedance, 5 V maximum
Output 8 independent lines, TTL output level, 24 mA maximum load per line
Sampling speed 200k Hz aggregate
Interface USB 1.1, 2.0, full speed
Power 12 VDC, 1.5 A
Enclosure and Dimensions Plastic; 23 cm W, 15 cm D, 6.5 cm H
Weight 725 g
Warranty 3 years
Software LabScribe recording and analysis software

Expandable with iWire Technology

Is Your Teaching System iWire Compatible?

Every now and then something extraordinary comes along that dramatically improves the way we do things – that’s what iWire technology is doing for the physiology teaching lab. With iWire, no other teaching system is as easy, versatile and expandable than iWorx TA teaching kits.

Versatile, Yet Easy-to-Use Software for Even the Most Advanced Analyses
LabScribe software is a powerful recording and analysis package that features an intuitive, user-friendly interface for setting up acquisition screens, calibrating signals, and analyzing data. Up to 128 channels of data can be displayed simultaneously at sampling rates as high as 100,000 samples/second.

Specific analysis modules for cardiovascular research are available to analyze pressure signals, blood flow data, ECG recordings, ventricular pressure-volume loops and sonomicrometry dimension data.

Software Features

  • Intuitive Interface LabScribe software display data through a customizable, user-friendly interface.
  • Real-Time Calculations Monitor and observe functional parameters with an array of real-time calculations and user-defined computed channels.
  • Data Reduction Analyze and reduce data and average and write selections of data to the built-in journal or directly to a text file.
  • Real-Time Annotations Mark data during an experiment with freeform text notes.
  • XY Window Any two channels can be displayed in XY format, online or offline.
  • FFT Analysis LabScribe includes a Fast Fourier Transform feature for frequency analysis of any signal

Built-In Stimulator

LabScribe supports various pacing and stimulation protocols with a built-in stimulator interface which allows delivery of a single, continuous, or train of pulses. Pulse durations, frequencies and amplitudes can be changed as the protocol is being delivered. 

2 Low Voltage Constant Voltage Stimulators and  1 High Voltage constant current stimulator is available

Various protocols are available such as

  • Pulse
  • Train,
  • Step, 
  • S1-S2-S3,
  • Sine wave,
  • Square wave,
  • Constant
  • Custom Time-Voltage
  • Burst 

The low voltage stimulator also has the capability to output any analog recorded channel, this allows the playback of heart sounds or outputting biopotential signals which can be used for making decisions, such as controlling an Arduino arm. 


Compatible Sensors and Electrodes

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EMG : Number of Channels
Invasive BP : Number of Channels
Non-Invasive BP : Number of Channels
Flow : Number of Channels
Temperature: Number of Channels
Force: Number of Channels
Stimulation: Describe the type

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