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Advanced HRV with Biostrap

Wearing a clinical-grade photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor for a month

Nov. 15, 2017 -

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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Biostrap sensors size compared to an Apple AirPod
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Unboxing Biostrap: it comes well packed in a nice box.
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Comparing the quality of sleep during two different nights. Being awake more often reduces quality of sleep.
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