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Heartbeat or pulse sensor

September 20, 2008 | 6:12 am

I have searched the forums to little avail for information on where to purchase a heartbeat or pulse sensor that I will be able to use with max.

I have scoured the internet but seem to run into dead ends.
I am ideally looking for something that will be a simple strip that can be put on the wrist. I would like to buy many of them, so if there are any inexpensive options.

I am definitely open to creative solutions– I saw one user in the forums suggest using a stethoscope connected to a microphone.

any help would be greatly appreciated– i am eager to get my project off the ground soon.
thank you!


September 20, 2008 | 6:37 am

Hey Man,

Here is a website for you to try. It sells sensors and all that business that can be used with Max

http://infusionsystems.com/catalog/index.php

Has a great catalog and video demos of the products


September 20, 2008 | 8:16 pm

thank you.
I like all those sensors, but they are a bit out of my price range. I did see some for sale on some electronics site that had them for cheaper than that (at the time I thought they were too expensive, so I passed it buy without thinking about it).. I wish I would have bookmarked that site now that I see those prices.


September 20, 2008 | 8:23 pm

On that site, they have EKG which is excellent, but I don’t need something that advanced… I would reather have something that doesn’t measure the electrical signal but something that just directly measure sound or pressure that a heartbeat produces (unless an EKG could be cheaper) something that just picks up on the subtle pressure of heartbeat


December 31, 2008 | 9:37 am

I am looking at doing something similar. I found this:

http://www.lifematters.com/emwavepc-earsensor.asp

$24 and USB to boot. I haven’t ordered it yet, and I’m wondering what it actually delivers through the USB interface, but at that price it would be worth experimenting. I’ll probably do it soon. Will let you know what I learn. If you learn anything more please let me know.


December 31, 2008 | 3:30 pm

Hi

I did some work with heartbeatsensors of different kinds.
Making a sensor is really easy, the TU eindhoven has a really easy
one: http://w3.tue.nl/nl/diensten/cec/studievoorlichting/bacheloropleidingen/elektrotechniek/pre_university_college/hartslag/
also have a wireless one that is a comfort belt from sunto, hooked to
their pcpod and then rigged to send osc and to max, the nice thing is
that yo can hook up three of those belts and monitor them at the same
time, no phase at the moment though (which leads me away from them for
hat I am doing)

didn’t try that one you (Bruce) suggested though.

grtz

Pieter

Op 31-dec-08, om 10:37 heeft Bruce het volgende geschreven:

>
> I am looking at doing something similar. I found this:
>
> http://www.lifematters.com/emwavepc-earsensor.asp
>
> $24 and USB to boot. I haven’t ordered it yet, and I’m wondering
> what it actually delivers through the USB interface, but at that
> price it would be worth experimenting. I’ll probably do it soon.
> Will let you know what I learn. If you learn anything more please
> let me know.
>


January 4, 2009 | 2:58 am



Aly
January 4, 2009 | 3:19 am

Hi

Try it. A nice guy : )

http://www.inmotion.pt/store/index.php?cPath=17_29

Aly
On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 6:12 AM, Walek wrote:

>
> I have searched the forums to little avail for information on where to
> purchase a heartbeat or pulse sensor that I will be able to use with max.
>
> I have scoured the internet but seem to run into dead ends.
> I am ideally looking for something that will be a simple strip that can be
> put on the wrist. I would like to buy many of them, so if there are any
> inexpensive options.
>
> I am definitely open to creative solutions– I saw one user in the forums
> suggest using a stethoscope connected to a microphone.
>
> any help would be greatly appreciated– i am eager to get my project off
> the ground soon.
> thank you!
>


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