Shimmer3 EBio Consensys Development Kit

Shimmer3 EBio Consensys Development Kit

Shimmer3 EBio Consensys Development Kit

Shimmer3 EBio Consensys Development Kit

The Shimmer3 ECG/Bioimpedance sensor has been developed to monitor Bioimpedance on resting subjects to provide real-time indications of respiration from the lungs.

Electrical impulses are specifically measured from across the chest and captured by the Shimmer sensor. These signals are transferred to Shimmers ConsensysPRO Software for real time analysis or stored onboard the SD card for post-processing. Shimmers ECG/Bioimpedance sensor can provide indications of:

  • respiration rate,
  • respiration volume,
  • fluid in the lungs.

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In addition to ECG and bioimpedance data, the sensor can simultaneously collect 9dof IMU data via 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, and 3-axis magnetometer. The sensor is designed to be robust for at home and in clinic use with battery life extending to 2+ days without recharging in the local data storage mode, or 8+ hours in the streaming mode.

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Kit Contents

All development kits come equipped with the necessary accessories (straps, leads, electrodes, etc.) you need for your development. For a complete breakdown of what each kit contains please see the specs tab below.

Consensys Software

Our Consensys software application is available in two versions, ConsensysPRO and ConsensysBASIC. ConsensysBASIC is free to all Shimmer users, while a single license for ConsensysPRO is available for €199. An annual license can be purchased from our e store here.

The features of ConsensyPRO and ConsensysBASIC are outlined below.

Both logging data to your Shimmer's SD card and streaming via Bluetooth are now supported by Consensys. Shimmer firmware is available open source on Github.

Functional Base

The Consensys hardware Base works with the Shimmer3 Kinematic and Biophysical sensors including ECG, EMG, Galvanic Skin Response, Optical Pulse and Heart Rate and which boast unrivaled performance levels and processing power. In developing the Consensys Hardware Base, we focused on adding value to your data collection process. The Base is available in both 6 Shimmer and 15 Shimmer configurations, for the simultaneous management of all your Shimmer Sensors.


Shimmer Embedded Features

  • Wireless and robust body worn sensors.
  • Raw and clinically relevant output of inertial and biophysical data, simultaneously.
  • Clear status and activity indication.
  • Accurate inter-sensor synchronization.
  • Synchronization with complimentary systems via real-time clock configuration.
  • Quick snap straps for rapid set up.
  • Simple and intuitive unified graphical software for Windows.
  • Downstream USB port for dock chaining and future peripherals.
  • Designed for ease of use in research projects, repeatable clinical trials, system integration and product development.


This product provides developers with a comprehensive tool-set to support rapid design prototyping and implementation of wireless solutions based on the state of the art Shimmer3 platform. 

Please contact our sales team to find out more about prototyping and product developments.