Plugged Bitalino EMG/ECG/EKG/EDA/LUX/ACC Sensors for Raspberry PI, PC, & Android


The Bitalino was designed to allow developers and tinkerers to have access to sensors that most people only get to have experience with in medical and other professional (and extremely expensive) projects, but without the difficulty or the price tag. The Plugged version of the Bitalino is designed to further that cause by giving you a way to place your sensor modules in different locations farther from your main board to make it more convenient for your design. Having the modules broken off and headers added also makes it easier for you to wire these sensor boards to your own custom electronics.

You can use the built in micro-controller and Bluetooth (or direct connect to the Serial lines and bypass the Bluetooth), and the Bluetooth module that comes with the Bitalino is already compatible with the Virtuabotix BT2S Master (just set it to 115200 Baud). You can even directly wire the sensors to an Arduino and bypass the Bitalino core Micro-controller altogether, simply connect the output to an analog pin and provide the power, ground, and reference voltage needed for each sensor (see the hardware manual in the technical specifications for more information).

All in all this is one of the best ways to get access to the various sensors that are contained on the Bitalino, and it is well worth having if you are interested in working with robots or devices that respond to the human body.

Note: This Bitalino version requires the Plugged Bitalino 3 foot 2 inch (965mm) RJ11 plug to Bitalino Sensor Module cable (Sold Separately)

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Package Contents:

Plugged Bitalino EMG/ECG/EKG/EDA/LUX/Accelerometer Sensor Board for Arduino, PC, & Android

-1 x Main Bitalino Plugged Board

-1 x EMG sensor Module

-1 x ECG/EKG Sensor Module

-1 x EDA Sensor Module

-1 x LUX Sensor Module

-1 x Bluetooth Module (built in)

-1 x Accelerometer Module

-1 x LED Module

-1 x Power board (LIPO charging and power management)

-1 x LIPO (Lithium Polymer Battery)

-1 x 2-Lead Electrode leads

-1 x 3-Lead Electrode Leads

-1 x 3 foot 2 inch (965mm) RJ11 plug to Bitalino Sensor Module cable

-5 x 1 inch Disposable Electrodes

Note: Because this product comes with a LIPO battery it cannot be shipped via USPS and must be shipped via UPS. If you would prefer to have other items shipped via USPS you should order this item separately.

(Plugged version of the Bitalino is split apart and looks and is wired differently than the diagram below, but the sensors and specifications are the same).


Technical Specifications:

Sensor board Connection Type: Plugged Bitalino RJ11 to Bitalino Sensor Board


Electromyography (EMG): Measures the electrical activity produced by muscles as detected through the skin.

Electrodermal Activity (EDA): Senses sympathetic nervous system reactions.

Electrocardiography (ECG/EKG): Used to track and detect heartbeats.

Accelerometer (ACC): Used to detected the force of acceleration (like gravity) on itself. Useful for detecting orientation changes, and acceleration forces in vehicles. (See Virtuabotix Accelerometer for more information on Accelerometers).

Light (LUX): This sensor detects changes in ambient light and is generally used to control screen contrast or shutter speeds, but can be used for light tracking and many other applications.

Protocol and Microcontroller: The Bitalino board has a custom data acquasition and retrieval protocol that can provide as much as a 1000Hz (1Khz) sampling frequency which translates to 1000 samples per second, and can go as low as 1 sample per second.

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Recommended uses For use Human interface, bio-medical, and interactive electronic or application design.


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