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Tracking health data with Biostrap

Wearing a clinical-grade photoplethysmography (PPG) monitor 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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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
Recovery after an heavy Thursday night can take up to days
Recovery after an heavy Thursday night can take up to days
Heart rate variability (HRV) as measured and explained by Biostrap
Heart rate variability (HRV) as measured and explained by Biostrap
Biostrap iOS app dashboard and daily heart rate
Biostrap iOS app dashboard and daily heart rate
Apple HealthKit aggregating data from different sources and devices
Apple HealthKit aggregating data from different sources and devices

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