[Cyborg] heart rate from your wrist

Jean Rintoul jean.rintoul at gmail.com
Thu Jun 28 21:04:24 UTC 2012

Technology licensed from Philips, by the owner of Mio. Still looks very
prototypey, and obviously 100k isn't enough to do much of what is listed.

P.s. Basis is doing the same thing except is closer to releasing. When
Basis saw Jawbone mess up it decided to really hone in it's manufacturing
processes and we are pretty close... and not lying, so stop dissing the
delayed release date!


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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