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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 box contains three straps, charging cable, charger and two sensors
The box contains three straps, charging cable, charger and two sensors
One month of Biostrap health data
One month of Biostrap health data
Unboxing Biostrap: it comes well packed in a nice box.
Unboxing Biostrap: it comes well packed in a nice box.
Apple HealthKit aggregating data from different sources and devices
Apple HealthKit aggregating data from different sources and devices
... 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
Comparing the quality of sleep during two different nights. Being awake more often reduces quality of sleep.
Comparing the quality of sleep during two different nights. Being awake more often reduces quality of sleep.

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