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Arduino Android Blueprints by Stefan Buttigieg, Marco Schwartz

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Chapter 10. Pulse Rate Sensor

In this chapter, we will start exploring the possibilities of using Arduino and Android in a health context. The most natural way to start off such an adventure is to create a project that involves an open source pulse rate sensor. This sensor will be connected to a BLE-equipped Arduino. The data will be displayed in an interesting way within the Android app to make the experience as seamless as possible.

The following will be the major takeaways from this chapter:

  • Using a pulse rate sensor with Arduino to measure your heart rate
  • Connecting a BLE module to Arduino to transmit pulse rate data
  • Visualizing this data in an Android application

Hardware and software requirements

Let's first see what we need for this project. ...

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