Heart-rate monitor

A project log for Flowers - Arduino Nano, CrazyCircuits, DFRobot

A dress with my painting of flowers on the fabric; fireflies in the flowers blink according to wearer's heart-rate.

artbyphysicistkittyartbyphysicistkitty 12/23/2018 at 16:540 Comments

I wanted to use a pulse sensor that is small so I can attach it to my earlobe as an earring. But the reading was not stable and the pulse shape doesn't make sense.

So I changed to an analog ECG heart-rate monitor and it worked beautifully. 

You have to attach the electros to three points on your body. 

 I used the same code from the pulse sensor and adjusted the target rate according to the output EKG displayed on the serial plotter.

Note, I used the Arduino Nano board on CrazyCircuits. It needs the Old ATmega328P Bootloader.