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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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The Biostrap wrist PPG sensor next to a Swatch Sistem 51
The Biostrap wrist PPG sensor next to a Swatch Sistem 51
Unboxing Biostrap: it comes well packed in a nice box.
Unboxing Biostrap: it comes well packed in a nice box.
Biostrap sensors size compared to an Apple AirPod
Biostrap sensors size compared to an Apple AirPod
Apple HealthKit aggregating data from different sources and devices
Apple HealthKit aggregating data from different sources and devices
Recovery after an heavy Thursday night can take up to days
Recovery after an heavy Thursday night can take up to days
The box contains three straps, charging cable, charger and two sensors
The box contains three straps, charging cable, charger and two sensors

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