Do-it-Yourself Body Signals

Do-it-Yourself Body Signals

From the Arduinos to the Raspeberry PIs, the Do-it-Yourself (DiY) movement has been quite proficient in creating low-cost technologies that would otherwise be unreachable for the community at large. One of the few fields that remains fairly untapped by the DiY movement untapped fields has been the biomedical domain.

Today this trend is changing, and at least in what concerns biosignal acquisition and analysis, a solution has recently appeared. BITalino, as it was named, results from the collaboration between IT – Instituto de Telecomunicações and PLUX – Wireless Biosignals, and it is a low-cost toolkit composed of easy-to-use hardware and software that allows anyone, from students and researchers to professional developers, to create projects and applications with physiological signals.

Several software components and programming APIs are available, enabling the visualization and recording of biosignals in real time, and from muscle-activated door locks to mobile phones capable of monitoring Electrocardiographic (ECG) data, BITalino is changing the face of biosignal acquisition and analysis. Learn more about the BITalino (r)evolution at: http://www.bitalino.com.