Makers, developers and hobbyists that are creating projects that need to body tracking signals or track fluctuations in body functions for medical devices, may be interested in a new Arduino compatible development board called the BITalino.
The BITalino has been specifically built for developers or makers that are interested in building self tracking applications based on information from a human body. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the BITalino project and see it in action.
The BITalino project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise $50,000 in pledges to make the jump from concept to production. Its creators explain a little more about its design and functionality :
“BITalino is a low-cost, purpose-built, all-in-one hardware and software toolkitdesigned for quick and easy creation of cool projects with body signals, development ofquantified self wearable devices or apps, and/or learning how to build medical devices. Comparative professional-grade tools for this purpose can easily cost in excess of $10,000; our vision is to make them available for anyone, and harness the power and creative thinking of the open-source movement to boost innovation in biosignal-based applications in unprecedented ways.
Out-of-the-box, BITalino provides a set of versatile, Arduino-compatible software and hardware blocks with sensors for Electrocardiography (ECG), Electromyography (EMG), Electrodermal Activity (EDA), Accelerometry (ACC), and Ambient Light (LUX), including Bluetooth Low Energy wireless communication to a software toolkit to see the signals in real time or replay offline. What’s next? Ever since we launched, our dream has been to make BITalino more affordable, more capable, and packed with much-sought features our amazing community has been asking for. Your pledge will help us trigger a true BITalino (r)evolution!”
So if you think BITalino is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website via the link below now to make a pledge and help BITalino become a reality.