Learn to Measure People & the Environment
Project-Based Course on Mobile Devices, the Internet of Things, & Remote Sensing

Seminars: Thu 12-2pm Fall 2015, 202 South Hall

CoLabs: Tue 3:30pm-6pm Fall 2015, BIDS / 190 Doe Library

Instructors: Dav Clark, Javier Rosa & guests from industry, the social sector and academia

Heart-monitoring Bluetooth EKG Affordable Technology (HeartBEAT)

Hansen Lui, Joris Ramstein & Jon-Kai Yang


Electrocardiography is the process of recording the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time using electrodes placed on a patient’s body. These electrodes detect the tiny electrical changes on the skin that arise from the heart muscle depolarizing during each heartbeat. The technology is relatively simple and extremely useful, but it is unfortunately not available to all. However, everyone owns a smartphone nowadays, even in remote locations and in the developing world.

Project Description

The goal of our project is to develop a 3-lead, afforable, portable and iphone bluetooth-connected EKG system using arduino technology. Our goals are to:

  1. Be able to collect live data from the electrodes to the iphone
  2. Show the data in real-time as a graph
  3. Collect and analyze the data during effort and movement for extended periods of time
  4. Provide real-time feedback and analysis to the user


name github handle nano-bio
Hansen Lui @HanZen13 UCB-UCSF 1st year medical student interested in health technology
Joris Ramstein @jorjorbinx UCB-UCSF 1st year medical student interested in health technology
Jon-Kai Yang @GitOnion UCB MIMS Student