[Cyborg] open source pulse sensor
jean.rintoul at gmail.com
Sat Aug 6 16:29:45 PDT 2011
this is an awesome open project. it would be nice to place all these bio
hacking related kits in a central repository/shop. I am surprised but
impressed it has got so much backing. Awesome!
There is a new event in SF which will be held monthly, to showcase people's
biohacking inventions - sensorium at Sera Phi. It would be awesome to get
people from this list to show their creations, and/or give talks there. Let
me know if you have things to bring.
On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 8:34 AM, fenn lipkowitz <fennfoot at gmail.com> wrote:
> this is a good example of how to get a kickstarter project funded.
> why does it look green in photographs? does it actually glow green? it
> says the only use one LED, which is infrared.
> it also seems really large. 1/2 inch? why is it so big? i think the amp
> doesn't really need to go on the sensor board, but whatever. it's open
> source, right? right?!
> On Tue, 2 Aug 2011, Eric Boyd wrote:
> > http://pulsesensor.com/2011/08/01/anatomy-of-the-diy-heart-rate-monitor/
> > The kickstarter for this project made the rounds a couple of weeks ago,
> > but apparently failed to get posted here? Anyway, this update on their
> > open source optical heart beat sensor is pretty cool, they show the
> > device operating live, with their GUI, in a variety of spots on the body
> > - ear lobe, forehead, finger tip, middle of the finger, palm, lips all
> > work well. Wrist doesn't work very well (and similarly you can assume
> > that most areas on the torso won't work). I am especially impressed with
> > how movement-insensitive their data is on the ear, that's totally
> > awesome. It's a lot less clunky than most optical sensors as well.
> > I've pledged enough to get me two pulse sensor kits when they are ready
> > - if you're interested, the kickstarter is still open, though they
> > already have way more than they asked for :-)
> > Eric
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