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Reza Naima, a bioengineering student from University of California, San Diego, has uploaded a video of his thesis project to YouTube. Called the Pervasive Health Monitor, it’s a Bluetooth-enabled, TI MSP430-based microcontroller board (1.4″ x 1.8″) designed to be worn on a person to monitor various vitals. Reza explains:

It’s meant to be worn 24/7, and will record a wide variety of biometric data such as your ECG, EMG, GSR, body temperature, body noises, pulse oximetry. It’s Bluetooth enabled and stores data on a tiny Transflash memory card.

More details on his website, including a schematic of the device.

Projects » HealthMonitor – [via] Link

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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