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A well-designed plug-and-play heart-rate sensor for Arduino.  Put live heartbeats into your project lickety-split.
A well-designed plug-and-play heart-rate sensor for Arduino. Put live heartbeats into your project lickety-split.
491 backers pledged $18,418 to help bring this project to life.

Getting Started Video with Christopher Walken

We are releasing an informative new video today. It illustrates the best practices for setting up the Pulse Sensor as a Finger Strap or Ear Clip, and thus getting best readings from a user. For your viewing please, the video is narrated by the voice of Christopher Walken.

Pulse Sensor at TEDx Kids in Brussels

Tito Jankowski  [ of fellow Kickstarter Project OpenPCR ]  used the Pulse Sensor in a workshop and talk for TEDx Kids in Brussels. The opening of the below segment shows lots of kids experimenting and playing with their hearts. Tito's full talk here.

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Pulse Sensor Amped released, thanks to you Job Creators!

Dear Backers,

You can now, without any sarcasm, refer to yourselves as "Job Creators". Because of your early backing we've started an LLC in New York, World Famous Electronics LLC, to specifically make, ship, and continue developing the Pulse Sensor project. You can mark "Help start an open-source hardware business that makes cool stuff" off your ToDo list!

Dear World,

We are announcing a big big upgrade to the Pulse Sensor today, with the release of Pulse Sensor Amped! This is our 3rd generation Pulse Sensor. Pulse Sensor Amped adds amplification and noise cancellation circuitry to our original Pulse Sensor hardware. It's noticeably faster and easier to get reliable pulse readings. Lastly, we've also streamlined and improved the included Processing visualization software and Arduino code.

We are very proud of this new innovation to the design. If you play with the new sensor you'll see the difference very quickly.


Pulse Sensor in Current Make Magazine, Cool Stuff

The good folks at Make Magazine asked us to write a detailed article about the Pulse Sensor for vol. 29 (on newsstands now).   The "DIY SuperHuman" issue is all about bio-sensing.  It's a great issue and worth getting if you are into that kinda thing.  If you are reading this you can assume that you into that kinda thing....

Also in this issue is project with the PulseSensor and by Becky Stern.  Becky hook-ups Jimmy Roger's Open Heart kit to the PulseSensor.  Wearable live heartbeats are the wave of the future!  ; )  The Make Projects video for the project is here: