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Vu Heart Rate Sensor

Vu Heart Rate Sensor

Supplied with an ear/thumb sensor and Heart Rate Sensor Adaptor, students can learn how physical and mental stress affects their heart rate.

Note: Vu+ data logger required.


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Learn primary science through Data Logging activities with the Vu Primary Data Logger. Enjoy 3 FREE CPD courses that introduce the Vu Data Logger, Using Vu with our EasySense Software and a number short lessons providing ideas and activities you can quickly use in your own lesson plans.

Measuring Heart Rates

The Heart Rate sensor sensing clip (pleth) holds an infrared LED that shines a light through either a finger or ear lobe onto a light sensitive detector. As the amount of light transmitted varies with the flow of blood, the sensor can record either blood flow (heart waveform), or heart rate (beats per minute).

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Practical Investigations

Use the Vu heart Rate Sensor to investigate a number of scientific experiments such as:

  • Heart rate changes due to activity
  • Recovery rate
  • Pulse rate
  • Effect of food (chocolate) or mild stimulants (caffeine)
  • Remote logging set up from the computer
  • Effect of music on pulse rate
Your Purchasing Options

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

Vu Heart Rate Sensor Vu Heart Rate Sensor
Order No. 2327
Downloads & Resources

All available downloadable product manuals and firmware for the Vu Heart Rate Sensor

Product Manuals

Download Vu Heart Rate Sensor Manual | Version: 2


Heart Rate Range 0 to 200 bpm
Waveform Range -2,000 to 2,000 mV

What's in the box

1x Vu Heart Rate Sensor
1 x Heart Rate sensor sensing clip (pleth)
1 x Sensor lead