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Collecting heart rates with Biostrap

Long term heart rates monitoring

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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One month of Biostrap health data
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Instead of just counting beats, the Biostrap cloud services analyses the PPG waveform captured by the sensor.
Instead of just counting beats, the Biostrap cloud services analyses the PPG waveform captured by the sensor.
The box contains three straps, charging cable, charger and two sensors
The box contains three straps, charging cable, charger and two sensors
Unboxing Biostrap: it comes well packed in a nice box.
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