Open source EEG/ECG/EMG

Introduction Electrodes on the skin can be used to measure muscle (electromyography, EMG) brain (electroencephalography, EEG) and heart (electrocardiogram, ECG/EKG) activity. These electrophysiological measures are popular for clinical, research and hobbyist applications (such as brain computer interfaces). Most commercial systems are “medical grade” – these expensive systems offer high precision (16-24 bit ...

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Arduino – Cannot get ECG readings from heart, but I do when I poke at the leads

down vote favorite I have a minor issue with my ECG. When I poke at the leads, I get a reading. But when I hold the leads or place it near my heart, I don't get anything. I'm pretty sure this is hardware related, but I don't want to completely rule out a potential software problem. I used this YouTube video as a guide:, with their circuit show below. My breadboard ...

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Very simple ECG + Pulse Oximeter using arduino

Scott W Harden has built an updated version of his ECG circuit for tracking his heartbeat. The main goal of the update is to provide a hack for collecting heartbeat with minimal h/w cost and circuit complexity. As you can see from the project photo above, the heartbeat detector is based on photoplethysmogram. Scott nicely describes the basics of heartbeat detection and also how LEDs can be used (with approp ...

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