If you’re an avid runner or cyclist, you may use a heart rate monitor to ensure that your exertion level is in the proper range. Taking this one step further is the HeartyPatch, an open source ECG patch that measures the electrical activity of the heart in a compact housing.
The wearable device — coming soon to CrowdSupply — sticks to one’s chest with standard disposable ECG pads, and can transmit data about one’s heartbeat over BLE or Wi-Fi for analysis.
Powering the HeartyPatch is an ESP32 module, as well as a 3.7V 500mAh LiPo battery that can be charged via USB. The included GUI is written is Processing, and like the hardware, is open to modification as needed.
On the surface, the health and training potential of the HeartyPatch seems very interesting, and with its open source design, hopefully we’ll see it become even more useful!
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