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Nov. 15, 2017 - Willem L. Middelkoop

Most wearables (smartwatches, fitness trackers, etc.) use very basic sensors to capture heart rate. Their signal is binary: just counting beats. Biostrap is different, instead of just checking pulses, it captures a high-fidelity PPG waveform. These waveforms are the same kind that doctors use, making me wonder what I could learn from them!

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Charging Biostrap is easy - Battery lasts up to 5 days
Charging Biostrap is easy - Battery lasts up to 5 days
Apple HealthKit aggregating data from different sources and devices
Apple HealthKit aggregating data from different sources and devices
Biostrap it's pretty much just like a Swatch, light on the wrist because of it's material: rubber and plastic.
Biostrap it's pretty much just like a Swatch, light on the wrist because of it's material: rubber and plastic.
... now you don't - Biostrap wears well and easily goes under your sleeve
... now you don't - Biostrap wears well and easily goes under your sleeve
The Biostrap PPG sensor is about as thick as a watch
The Biostrap PPG sensor is about as thick as a watch
Comparing the quality of sleep during two different nights. Being awake more often reduces quality of sleep.
Comparing the quality of sleep during two different nights. Being awake more often reduces quality of sleep.

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