A DIY photoplethysmographic sensor for measuring heart rate

Meet Easy Pulse: A kit that includes all it needs to make a DIY heart rate sensor. Although it is not built using an Arduino, it is still open and easy to build. From the site: “This project is based on the principle of photoplethysmography (PPG) which is a non-invasive method of measuring the variation in blood volume in tissues using a light source and a detector. Since the change in blood volume is synch ...

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