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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 over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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