[Cyborg] heart rate from your wrist

Rachel Kalmar grapealope at gmail.com
Fri Jun 29 11:04:36 PDT 2012


The guy who invented the tech the Philips app is built on is also working
on a company doing this, Cardiio.  Their website doesn't have much yet, but
you can sign up to get updates: http://cardiio.com/

Rachel

On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 10:57 AM, Reto Stamm <reto at retostamm.com> wrote:

> I just found the VitalSigns iPhone app from Philips yesterday.
> It uses the video camera on the face to pull out pulse and breathing
> rate, and works exceptionally well.
>
> Reto
>
> On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 1:15 PM, Eric Boyd <mrericboyd at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alphaheartrate/alpha-the-holy-grail-of-heart-rate-look-ma-no-hand
> >
> > Anyone know anything about these guys?  They basically claim that with
> > the addition of an accelerometer, they are able to get "EKG quality"
> > heart-rate data using optical techniques on your wrist.  The
> > accelerometer basically allows them to compensate for the effects of
> > motion.  I'm a little skeptical, there many many teams working on this
> > kind of thing, some for YEARS, and I haven't seen any successes yet...
> > what makes their tech better?  It worries me that their "testing QA" is
> > still in the future, I wonder how much testing they have actually done
> > so far?  This tech is easy in theory, but super super difficult in
> > practice...
> >
> > (see for instance https://mybasis.com/ - still letting you "Reserve Now"
> > almost two years after the initially promised launch date... now
> > refusing to even offer estimated launch dates... they do deserve some
> > credit for NOT launching a half-baked crappy product, of course :-)
> >
> > Eric
> >
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