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Measuring health data with Biostrap

Wearing a clinical-grade photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor for a month

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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Apple HealthKit aggregating data from different sources and devices
Apple HealthKit aggregating data from different sources and devices
Unboxing Biostrap: it comes well packed in a nice box.
Unboxing Biostrap: it comes well packed in a nice box.
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.
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
Heart rate variability (HRV) as measured and explained by Biostrap
Heart rate variability (HRV) as measured and explained by Biostrap

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