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Collecting heart rates 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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The Biostrap wrist PPG sensor next to a Swatch Sistem 51
The Biostrap wrist PPG sensor next to a Swatch Sistem 51
Biostrap it's pretty much just like a Swatch, light on the wrist because of it's material: rubber and plastic.
Biostrap it's pretty much just like a Swatch, light on the wrist because of it's material: rubber and plastic.
The box contains three straps, charging cable, charger and two sensors
The box contains three straps, charging cable, charger and two sensors
Biostrap sensors size compared to an Apple AirPod
Biostrap sensors size compared to an Apple AirPod
One month of Biostrap health data
One month of Biostrap health data
Apple HealthKit aggregating data from different sources and devices
Apple HealthKit aggregating data from different sources and devices

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