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uECGs in stock on Tindie and last few months recap

A project log for uECG - a very small wearable ECG

It's cheap, doesn't use a specialized heart rate AFE and can blink LEDs with your pulse :)

KseniiaKseniia 07/13/2020 at 08:452 Comments

Hi everyone and hope you're in good health! We're back. Spent this time surviving under quarantine and returned to freelance for this, because COVID hit just before we could get the shop going.
It's been a few hard, but very interesting months. In time left from commercial projects, we tried to develop something useful for COVID and hit some hackathons (including EUvsVirus, which was amazing). This spawned two new projects - a bluetooth oximeter and an Odroid-based patient monitor

We also made a video with our thoughts on medical certifications featuring the patient monitor - apparently too edgy at the time of making, but look what's happening now. Major stuff all over the world. Maybe we'll see the end of gatekeeping in the medical industry not in several years, but much sooner! 

Until then, we are going to do what we can from our side, which includes finally opening the shop. Or rather two shops: the Tindie one for global sales and our Ukrainian one for local sales. That'll have to do until we find a good international card payment system that works in Ukraine. With Tindie, we've had two problems: no PayPal (not available for receiving in Ukraine) and no money for paying initial order shipping fees because funds from sales become available on Tindie after one month only and everything we've earned from freelance we've spent on rent and food. Now we managed to secure both - a friend will host PayPal for us, and we also have some extra funds.

So without further ado, the Tindie shop is now open and uECGs are in stock! We're putting a small amount out for now. We'll add stock gradually if we have money left for shipping! :) Those who are on the waitlist, will receive emails automatically.

Discussions

bdgr wrote 09/04/2020 at 22:25 point

Hello, few years ago there was this cool demo HW: ECG card to hold with two thumbs:

https://hackaday.com/2016/03/13/ekg-business-card-warms-our-hearts/

Is uecg capable of doing the same ?

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the_3d6 wrote 09/07/2020 at 01:00 point

It's not really intended to, so without processing signal won't look great. If you try well, keep skin on your fingers moisturized enough, and would overall relax arms/shoulder/chest muscles - then you will see quite a good signal with uECG while holding it in hands like that card. Best shots would look quite impressive - but it won't be a typical case.

With dry fingers, too much/not enough pressure, and without keeping muscles relaxed - pulse beats would be barely distinguishable over the noise. Someone trying it for the first time might not even see heartbeats, or see them quite weak and noisy at best. Although most of that noise can be filtered out, our default firmware doesn't do it.

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