Bharat Vasan on The Pulse Tracer

At our June Bay Area Quantified Self Show&Tell, Bharat Vasan demonstrated his PulseTracer heart rate monitor. The prototype watch+monitor betrayed his nervousness at public speaking by flashing a heart rate of 120 bpm on his wrist. In the video below, Bharat describes how this single measure serves as an indicator of the stressfulness of situations he finds himself in, and helps him remember to take positive actions he might otherwise forget in the heat of the moment.

Bharat Vasan – The PulseTracer from Gary Wolf on Vimeo.

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3 Responses to Bharat Vasan on The Pulse Tracer

  1. Kiel says:

    That looks to be an excellent piece of hardware. Most ambulatory monitors I’ve come across don’t natively support Bluetooth, a protocol which makes it a-heck-of-alot easier to develop apps for out in the field work where the more interesting body logging (/biofeedback) experiences take place. I currently use a wireless ECG strap to do similar projects (both online and offline) and I’m constantly frustrated when I’m out the base stations recording range and something of interest occurs.
    Though didn’t catch whether the device would provide real-time data to a third party system or only synchronisation capabilities. Anyone else catch that? The former of which would make this device the must have item especially if the other sensors listed for the device are realised.

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