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Heart Rate & Pulse Waveform

Heart Rate & Pulse Waveform

Continuously monitor the heart rate at rest and after exercise. Simple finger clip design uses infrared to monitor blood volume in fingers and calculate heart rate.

Using the Heart Rate Sensor

Pupils of all ages are keenly interested in how physical exercise and stress affects their heart rate.

The sensing clip (pleth) uses infrared to monitor blood volume changes in vascular tissue of the fingertip or the ear lobe. It can record either blood flow (pulse waveform) or heart rate (beats per minute). 

Heart Rate & Pulse Waveform
Heart Rate & Pulse Waveform
Practical Teaching

The SmartQ Heart Rate Sensor can be used to investigate a number of scientific experiments such as:

  • Pulse and heart beat
  • Recovery times
  • Effect of exercise on heart rate
  • Baroception – change in rate due to standing, sitting and lying
  • Heart rate from wave data
  • Combine with ECG and stethoscope to study whole heart cycle
  • Look for Dichrotic notch
  • Time between beats
  • Measure pulse changes with exercise over time
Warranty & Support

All our sensors are supplied with 5 years warranty and lifetime support.
The sensing clip (pleth) comes with 1 year limited warranty

Your Purchasing Options

For customers outside of the UK, please contact Data Harvest or an overseas distributor within your country.

Heart Rate & Pulse Waveform Heart Rate & Pulse Waveform
Order No. 3147
Downloads & Resources

All available downloadable product manuals and firmware for the Heart Rate & Pulse Waveform

Product Manuals

Download Heart Rate Manual | Version: 5


Ranges 2
Heart Rate
0 to 200 Beats per minute
Pulse Waveform ±2000 mV

What's in the box

1x Heart Rate & Pulse Waveform Sensor
1x Heart Rate Pleth

Other Information

Note: If strenuous activity is to be monitored see the Polar Heart Rate sensor.
The sensor works best if the test subject keeps the finger with the sensing clip still.