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Biostrap on my wrist

Wearing a clinical-grade 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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Biostrap sensors size compared to an Apple AirPod
Biostrap sensors size compared to an Apple AirPod
... 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
Recovery after an heavy Thursday night can take up to days
Recovery after an heavy Thursday night can take up to days
The Biostrap PPG sensor is about as thick as a watch
The Biostrap PPG sensor is about as thick as a watch
Biostrap on the wrist - now you see me...
Biostrap on the wrist - now you see me...
Apple HealthKit aggregating data from different sources and devices
Apple HealthKit aggregating data from different sources and devices

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