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Tracking heart rates with Biostrap

Long term heart rates monitoring

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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Biostrap sensors size compared to an Apple AirPod
Biostrap sensors size compared to an Apple AirPod
The Biostrap PPG sensor is about as thick as a watch
The Biostrap PPG sensor is about as thick as a watch
Charging Biostrap is easy - Battery lasts up to 5 days
Charging Biostrap is easy - Battery lasts up to 5 days
One month of Biostrap health data
One month of Biostrap health data
Biostrap on the wrist - now you see me...
Biostrap on the wrist - now you see me...
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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