Great tool to play with biosignals – biomedical shield for arduino

Medical equipment is expensive and not always accessible for wide audience. In fact in any biomedical measuring instrument there are nothing very special – here you can find ADC, analog front-end with low noise op-amp, some sort of controller. But the main part what makes it different from consumer electronics is safety. Because device is connected to your body through some sort of electrodes, there is always a risk of electric shock. So power supply has to be isolated if it is powered from mains. There might be other additional safety circuitry to prevent possible hazard. And of course there are many safety regulations ans certificates to overcome before device can be used with patients. This is where main cost comes from. It doesn’t mean that you cannot experiment with your body signals. You only need to know what are you doing. If you are building your own circuit to…

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