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Collecting HRV with Biostrap

Wearing a PPG sensor

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
One month of Biostrap health data
The box contains three straps, charging cable, charger and two sensors
The box contains three straps, charging cable, charger and two sensors
Apple HealthKit aggregating data from different sources and devices
Apple HealthKit aggregating data from different sources and devices
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
... 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

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