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Collecting health data with Biostrap

Wearing a PPG sensor

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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... 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 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
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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