Optical Pulse Probe

Optical Pulse Probe

Optical Pulse Probe

Optical Pulse Probe

The Shimmer Optical Pulse sensing probe is a sensing probe that can be connected to the Shimmer3 GSR Expansion module. 

*Must be connected to the Shimmer3 platform to be operational.

Description

Connected to the Shimmer3 GSR+ module, the optical pulse sensor can provide a photoplethysmogram (PPG) signal from a finger, ear-lobe (or other location on the body). 

Features & Benefits

Real-time Data Collection, Display, and Storage

  • Provides real-time physiological data collection and streaming to a host PC for real-time display and storage
  • Real-time drivers and support library for application specific analysis and software interface development

Adaptability (Wired vs. Wireless)

  • Offers greater ergonomic value than larger wired units
  • Easily combine GSR data with Shimmer’s integrated accelerometer for greater contextual information
  • Easily combine GSR data with the full range of Shimmer Biophysical, Kinematic and Ambient sensor modules

Leverages Shimmer3 Functionality

  • MSP430 microcontroller (24MHz, MSP430 CPU)
  • Bluetooth Radio – RN-42
  • Integrated 2GB micro SD card
  • 450mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • Low profile & stylish wearable enclosure
  • Highly configurable to user/developer’s specific needs

Specifications

  • Voltage: 3V (supplied from 3.5mm jack via Shimmer3 expansion board)
  • Current consumption: < 4.5 mA
  • Connector: 3.5mm 4-position jack (male)
  • Cable length: 9" (approx 23 cm)

Applications

  • Affective Computing and Cognitive Factors Research
  • Stress Detection and Analysis
  • Emotional Engagement
  • Psychological Arousal (Mental Effort, Excitement, Shock)
  • Relaxation Training and Psychotherapy
  • Marketing Research

Video

GSR+ Expansion Board Tutorial Video for Shimmer GSR+ Expansion Board Tutorial Video for Shimmer

Supporting Applications

Supporting developer applications including the full range of Shimmer Development Tools, OS Firmware and Enabling Applications

Development Tools:

  • Consensys
  • Shimmer LabVIEW Instrument Driver
  • Shimmer MATLAB Instrument Driver
  • Shimmer Android Instrument Driver
  • Shimmer C# Instrument Driver

*Applications above are free to use/download for Shimmer members/customers.