Consensys GSR

Shimmer3 GSR Development Kits

Consensys GSR Development Kits

Consensys GSR Development Kits

Consensys GSR Development Kits

Consensys GSR by Shimmer is available to individuals, researchers and corporate R&D departments that seek to monitor physical activity and emotional arousal. Consensys GSR allows users to capture:

  • Skin conductance i.e. Galvanic Skin Response (Arousal, Excitement).
  • Photoplethysmography (PPG).
  • Continuous Heart Rate (Heart Rate Variability, Stress, Relaxation).
  • Electrodermal Activity (EDA).
  • 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis magnetometer & integrated altimeter.

All signals can be measured simultaneously and in real-time. With our ConsensysPRO software data can be streamed for live visualization, while raw data can also be logged to an SD card and accessed. 




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. Now available for one to fifteen Shimmer3 GSR sensors depending on the number of devices you require. Larger kits available on request.

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 provides for the simultaneous management of all your Shimmer Sensors including charging, firmware updates, configuring sensors, retrieving and processing logged data.


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.

Features & Benefits

The kit supplies researchers and developers with the necessary supports to realise market ready wireless solutions:

Highly Configurable

  • Can be programmed to meet your specific application's needs, with configurable sensitivity, sampling rate, transmission rate and frequency, communication protocols, and packet formats.


  • Shimmer platform easily integrates and interacts with existing systems and technologies.

No Need for Proprietary Software

  • Full access to all raw sensed data to interpret data specific to your application, product or service requirements.


Based on programmable Shimmer unit with versatile range of uses:

  • Boasts an additional 3.5mm jack connector for 2 extra channels for analogue or digital data capture.
  • Sensing capabilities include – Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer and Integrated Altimeter.
  • Highly configurable, multi-functional sensing platform for wireless sensor network / ad-hoc wireless network.
  • Integrated Bluetooth radio for wireless communications, peer-to-peer contact, and mesh networking.
  • Local storage via up to 8GB microSD card for data logging applications.
  • Four digitally controlled GSR measurement ranges which developers use to ensure accurate measurements.
  • GSR gain selection can be hard-coded or automatically selected.
  • Phasic conductance can be observed with respect to baseline level of skin conductance.
  • Estimation of Heart Rate using Optical Pulse (PPG) Sensing Probe.


Consensys GSR x1

  • Shimmer Dock
  • Shimmer3 GSR x1
  • 1x Wrist Straps
  • 1x Optical Pulse Sensor (finger)
  • 2x Biophysical Leads
  • 2x GSR Finger Electrodes
  • 1x Optical Pulse Sensor Ear Clip (earlobe)

Consensys GSR x2

  • Consensys Base6
  • Shimmer3 GSR x2
  • 2x Wrist Straps
  • 2x Optical Pulse Sensor (finger)
  • 4x Biophysical Leads
  • 4x GSR Finger Electrodes
  • 2x Optical Pulse Sensor Ear Clip (earlobe)

Consensys GSR x3

  • Consensys Base6
  • Shimmer3 GSR x3
  • 3x Wrist Straps
  • 3x Optical Pulse Sensor (finger)
  • 6x Biophysical Leads
  • 6x GSR Finger Electrodes
  • 3x Optical Pulse Ear Clip (earlobe)

Consensys GSR x4

  • Consensys Base6
  • Shimmer3 GSR x4
  • 4x Wrist Straps
  • 4x Optical Pulse Sensor (finger)
  • 8x Biophysical Leads
  • 8x GSR Finger Electrodes
  • 4x Optical Pulse Ear Clip (earlobe)

Consensys GSR x5

  • Consensys Base6
  • Shimmer3 GSR x5
  • 5x Wrist Straps
  • 5x Optical Pulse Sensor (finger)
  • 10x Biophysical Leads
  • 10x GSR Finger Electrodes
  • 5x Optical Pulse Ear Clip (earlobe)

Consensys GSR x6

  • Consensys Base6
  • Shimmer3 GSR x6
  • 6x Wrist Straps
  • 6x Optical Pulse Sensor (finger)
  • 12x Biophysical Leads
  • 12x GSR Finger Electrodes
  • 6x Optical Pulse Ear Clip (earlobe)

Consensys GSR x7

  • Consensys Base15
  • Shimmer3 GSR x7
  • 7x Wrist Straps
  • 7x Optical Pulse Sensor (finger)
  • 14x Biophysical Leads
  • 14x GSR Finger Electrodes
  • 7x Optical Pulse Ear Clip (earlobe)

Consensys GSR x8

  • Consensys Base15
  • Shimmer3 GSR x8
  • 8x Wrist Straps
  • 8x Optical Pulse Sensor (finger)
  • 16x Biophysical Leads
  • 16x GSR Finger Electrodes
  • 8x Optical Pulse Ear Clip (earlobe)

Consensys GSR x9

  • Consensys Base15
  • Shimmer3 GSR x9
  • 9x Wrist Straps
  • 9x Optical Pulse Sensor (finger)
  • 18x Biophysical Leads
  • 18x GSR Finger Electrodes
  • 9x  Optical Pulse Ear Clip (earlobe)

Consensys GSR x10

  • Consensys Base15
  • Shimmer3 GSR x10
  • 10x Wrist Straps
  • 10x Optical Pulse Sensor (finger)
  • 20x Biophysical Leads
  • 20x GSR Finger Electrodes
  • 10x Optical Pulse Ear Clip (earlobe)

Consensys GSR x11

  • Consensys Base15
  • Shimmer3 GSR x11
  • 11x Wrist Straps
  • 11x Optical Pulse Sensor (finger)
  • 22x Biophysical Leads
  • 22x GSR Finger Electrodes
  • 11x Optical Pulse Ear Clip (earlobe)

Consensys GSR x12

  • Consensys Base15
  • Shimmer3 GSR x12
  • 12x Wrist Straps
  • 12x Optical Pulse Sensor (finger)
  • 24x Biophysical Leads
  • 24x GSR Finger Electrodes
  • 12x Optical Pulse Ear Clip (earlobe)

Consensys GSR x13

  • Consensys Base15
  • Shimmer3 GSR x13
  • 13x Wrist Straps
  • 13x Optical Pulse Sensor (finger)
  • 26x Biophysical Leads
  • 26x GSR Finger Electrodes
  • 13x Optical Pulse Ear Clip (earlobe)

Consensys GSR x14

  • Consensys Base15
  • Shimmer3 GSR x14
  • 14x Wrist Straps
  • 14x Optical Pulse Sensor (finger)
  • 28x Biophysical Leads
  • 28x GSR Finger Electrodes
  • 14x Optical Pulse Ear Clip (earlobe)

Consensys GSR x15

  • Consensys Base15
  • Shimmer3 GSR x15
  • 15x Wrist Straps
  • 15x Optical Pulse Sensor (finger)
  • 30x Biophysical Leads
  • 30x GSR Finger Electrodes
  • 15x Optical Pulse Ear Clip (earlobe)


  • Stress monitoring in everyday life
  • Stress monitoring at the workplace
  • Seizure detection in epilespsy
  • Child and teenage epilepsy
  • Care delivery: physician-patient relationship
  • Biofeedback stress training
  • Psyschologist therapy monitoring
  • Affective Computing and Cognitive Factors Research
  • Marketing Research



Supporting Applications

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

Development Tools:

  • 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.