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Wearing a professional photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor for a month

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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Unboxing Biostrap: it comes well packed in a nice box.
Unboxing Biostrap: it comes well packed in a nice box.
Biostrap on the wrist - now you see me...
Biostrap on the wrist - now you see me...
The Biostrap PPG sensor is about as thick as a watch
The Biostrap PPG sensor is about as thick as a watch
Biostrap iOS app dashboard and daily heart rate
Biostrap iOS app dashboard and daily heart rate
Biostrap sensors size compared to an Apple AirPod
Biostrap sensors size compared to an Apple AirPod
The Biostrap wrist PPG sensor next to a Swatch Sistem 51
The Biostrap wrist PPG sensor next to a Swatch Sistem 51

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