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Advanced respiratory frequency 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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One month of Biostrap health data
One month of Biostrap health data
The Biostrap wrist PPG sensor next to a Swatch Sistem 51
The Biostrap wrist PPG sensor next to a Swatch Sistem 51
Biostrap sensors size compared to an Apple AirPod
Biostrap sensors size compared to an Apple AirPod
The Biostrap PPG sensor is about as thick as a watch
The Biostrap PPG sensor is about as thick as a watch
Apple HealthKit aggregating data from different sources and devices
Apple HealthKit aggregating data from different sources and devices
Biostrap on the wrist - now you see me...
Biostrap on the wrist - now you see me...

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