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Tracking stress levels with Biostrap

Long term stress levels 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 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.
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
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.

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