The cutting-edge vogue of DIY (Do-It-Yourself) have compelled the innovation in numerous manner and have also intensified the role of engineering in today’s era. Exploiting this as an opportunity, Hugo Silva, a researcher at the IT and a co-founder of PLUX, iscompelled to welcome a next wave known as BITalino. It is a DIY development kit that primarily aims to create your own body signals monitor.
BITalino is an affordable toolkit, which targets easy and friendly application development related to physiological sensors. Here, both the students as well as for professional developers can share their out of the box effort in the development.
BITalino at present assimilates software & hardware blocks with sensors for electrocardiography (ECG), electromyography (EMG), electro dermal activity (EDA), an accelerometer, & ambient light. Depending on your imagination and creativity, diverse prototype can be developed, where sensors can be further attached to your own custom designs.
We do understand the role of Bio signals in healthcare, which have been part of medical and quality-of-life applications for decades. Till now, ECG and EEG were the best-known modalities. Bio signals have a diverse interest rate in every field including medicine and biomedical engineering, followed by computer science, informatics, electrical engineering, and many more. But unfortunately, the usage of bio signals in experimental activities and practical projects is restricted by the cost and support materials.
BITalinois an amalgamation of a software for visualization and recording along with a set of programming APIs, a bio signal processing toolbox, and anoutline for real time data acquisition. The hardware entails a modular wireless bio signal acquisition system, with 6 analog input channels, 4 digital inputs and four digital outputs.
This perfect combination successfully results to upkeep bio signal-based applications and also interfaces with other devices. This enables rapid prototyping of end-user applications and is accessible in three essences.
Board : Here, the BITalino is used with no alterations that allow people to merely experiment with the onboard sensors to upkeep their activities with observation ad recording. Further, it offers a straightforward and readily accessible bio signals in real time.
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