[Cyborg] pulsetracer

Adam Skory askory at gmail.com
Mon Dec 20 16:40:42 UTC 2010


On Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 6:26 PM, Eric Boyd <mrericboyd at yahoo.com> wrote:
> http://www.pulsetracer.com/
> http://mybasis.com/
> Somehow they have gotten heart-beat detection using only a wrist-mounted
> device (apparently there is nothing in the strap).  That's basically
> black magic, I am super impressed.  They don't say how it works, but I
> found this article that says it's some kind of optical technology:
> http://stuff.tv/blogs/usa/archive/2010/07/22/exclusive-pulsetracer-gives-heart-monitoring-without-the-chest-strap.aspx
> I wonder how they solved the movement problem that plagues most optical
> approaches?  Maybe the watch is super tight, or somehow conforms really
> well to your skin?
> The watch apparently also has a "3D accelerometer and sensors for
> galvanic skin response and ambient/skin temperature".  Looks pretty
> sweet to me.
> Of course, they aren't actually shipping yet, it's possible that they
> will have to back off some of those claims.
> I found a pretty good demo video too:
> http://www.justin.tv/techsanmateo/b/274916451
> Julie says it also does pulse oximetry, i.e. blood oxygen level.
> If it really does all that it says, it's probably worth that $199 price
> (although it was apparently $149 until as recently as a few weeks ago...)
> Eric
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