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Pulse Sensors AMPED for Arduino
Pulse Sensor AMPED for Arduino


 
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Pulse Sensor AMPED for Arduino makes pulse measurement very simple. Pulse measurement can be a very useful thing. Doctors have employed the use of pulse measurement for hundreds of years to determine stress, relaxation, physical fitness levels, medical conditions, and more. This information is easy to gather using tactile measurement; you can determine your pulse rate by touching your arteries in your wrist or neck. What if you wanted to incorporate this information into a project? The Pulse Sensor measures subtle changes in light from expansion of the capillary blood vessels to sense your heartbeat. Gently place the sensor on any area of skin (such as a finger or earlobe) and it will transmit pulse data to your Arduino for processing. The included sample Processing / Arduino code lets you visualize your pulse data right on your computer. It's a simple, non-invasive, inexpensive way to incorporate biofeedback into your projects. Possible projects include lie detectors, relaxation aides, fitness training aides, games, and any thing else that may require the "human" element. Includes Velcro dots, an ear clip, and a long, 24" cable terminated with a standard 3 wire (power, ground, data) connector.



The Pulse Sensor AMPED is a greatly improved version of the original pulse sensor. This version incorporates amplification and noise cancellation circuitry into the hardware, making it much more reliable. It is compatible 3.3 and 5V microcontrollers giving you more flexibility and the processing visualization software and Arduino code have been streamlined and improved.

Features
  • Works with both 5V and 3.3V microcontrollers
  • Button sized with holes makes it easy to incorporate into a garment.
  • Includes:
  • 24" color coded cable with male terminals
  • Velcro dots
  • Ear clip
  • Vinyl protective dots.

Average Customer Review: 3 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

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Works very well if you power it from 3.3v March 22, 2014
Reviewer: David from Monrovia, MD United States  
It took me a bit of research to get this working well.  Why I gave it a 3 instead of a 5!

The sensor works quite well once you figure out to power it from 3.3v, not 5v.  At 5v the pulse signal is very low and very sensitive to pressure and location.  Apparently at 3.3v, the LED is brighter and I get a much better signal and it is much more usable.  (They really should fix the HW!)

The visualization software is run from a software package called "Processing".  (processing.org).  I could not find this mentioned anywhere on the web site.  And you have to edit it to use the correct serial port (as an index into the ports that it finds -- it has 0 (first port) hardwired and you may need to change it).




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