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BioBeat3D v1.0 $37.56US
 
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Be I-CubeX-ed in a heartbeat. This sensor will capture your pulse simply by placing the sensor anywhere on your body where blood is flowing right below the skin surface, like your finger tip or earlobe. Doubles as a sensor for blood oxygen saturation (SpO2). Triples as a temperature sensor. A digital I2C sensor, that outputs high resolution, low-noise signals. Comes with two velcro strips to secure the sensor to a finger tip.

Requires a USB-microDig running firmware v7.5 or higher.


Application information

Product BioBeat sensor
Examples The BioBeat3D combines perfectly with the BioEmo, and BioVolt. Become zen and still perform.
  1. Add intensity to your musical performance by tweaking your sound through signals straight from the heart.
  2. Perform heartbeat controlled audio with the BioBeat3D software (see below).
  3. For whole-body expression go bodysuit, capture all your joints' movements and express with all your extremities. Combine with BendMicro, BendMini and BendShort sensors from finger to toe. Add a GForce3D-6 on your feet and hands to capture kicks and punches. A Hot will keep you in check of your body temp. Top it all off with a TouchGlove on both hands to always be able to touch-control your performance, even when you're doing a handstand.
Manuals
  1. Make sure the sensor is plugged into the digitizer with the red wire connected to power. Reversing the plug may cause damage to the sensor.
  2. Requires a USB-microDig running firmware v7.5 or higher.
  3. To mount the sensor on the finger, place the sensor on your finger tip and wrap the velcro strip around it to secure the sensor in place. Wrap the second velcro strip around the cable and another part of the finger, see picture below. The sensor can be placed anywhere on the body where blood is flowing right below the skin surface.
  4. If the sensor is pressed onto the skin too hard, or if the skin is whitish (eg. because it is too cold), there will be no signal variation that corresponds to the blood flow. If it is pressed onto the skin too lightly, the sensor may move relatively to the skin too easily resulting in too large signal variations. In either case no heart beat can be detected.
  5. After the sensor is enabled, it takes up to 30 seconds before the heart beat is detected continuously and BPM and/or SpO2 are output.
  6. The default I2C address is 87 (0x57). Both I2C lines have 10 kOhm pull-up resistors.
  7. See the BioBeat3D function description for more details about the various methods available in host and standalone mode.
  8. For more technical specs, and to find out how to access the sensor data in detail, please consult this datasheet.
  9. To extend the cable, use ExtendCableD-01 and/or ExtendCableD-10.
  10. For further reading we recommend studying about the photoplethysmogram and pulse oximetry.
Software

  • Our software enables you to use most features of this sensor. In EditorX, use the method parameter to set the sensor to output (method #0) heart beat pulse, BPM and SpO2, (method #1-124) heart beat pulse, BPM and SpO2 as well as the raw sensor data in the form of infra-red and red light reflectance values (scaled by the method number), (method #125) heart beat pulse and BPM, (method #126) SpO2 or (method #127) temperature.

  • 03 Nov 2017: BioBeat3D v1.00 for MacOS and Windows from source code in Max. For multiple sensors or sensor outputs, run multiple instances of the application, each started in its own folder. Use together with Connect (MacOS / Windows).



Technical specifications

Product BioBeat3D sensor
Version 1.0 (September 2017)
Sensing parameter skin blood perfusion level, blood oxygen saturation level, skin temperature
Sensing method IR and red LED light reflectance sensor
Infrared LED wavelength 870 to 900 nm, 880 nm (typical)
Red LED wavelength 650 to 670 nm, 660 nm (typical)
Photo detector spectral range 600 to 900 nm
Photo detector sampling rate 50/100/200/400/800/1000/1600/3200 (configurable), 100 Hz (firmware v7.5 default)
Heartbeat update rate 25 Hz (dependent on firmware, v7.5 default)
Heartbeat bandwidth 1 to 250 BPM (dependent on firmware, v7.5 default)
Heartbeat resolution 1 BPM (dependent on firmware, v7.5 default)
SpO2 range 93 to 100 %
SpO2 resolution 1 %
Temperature range -40 to 85 C
Temperature resolution 0.625 C
Temperature accuracy 1 C
Power supply 5 V DC, 2 mA at 5 V
Sensor dimensions 14 x 14 x 5 mm (0.55 x 0.55 x 0.2 inch)
Weight 10 g (0.35 oz) incl. cable and strap
Cable 1.0 m (39 inch) shielded, red wire = power, black wire = ground, white wire = signal, maximum extension 10 m (33 ft)
Connector male plug with a row of 4 pins spaced 2.54 mm (0.100 inch)

This page was updated on Friday 03 November 2017.
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