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1  Topics / E-Textiles and Craft / Re: NEWB: wants to make shirt to monitor heart rate for cycling on: January 23, 2013, 09:48:23 pm
I would even be satisfied with the shirt that tracks my EKG and saves the data to an SD card. I am interested primarily on analyzing my cardio performance.
2  Topics / E-Textiles and Craft / Re: Noob Wants To Make LED Bike Jacket With Lots of Lights on: January 21, 2013, 12:14:49 am
Hey, I just posted a thread about a heart rate monitoring shirt for cycling, and I would be interested in you r project and how it turns out. please keep me posted on developments. smiley


Thanks

Ravnibrow
3  Topics / E-Textiles and Craft / NEWB: wants to make shirt to monitor heart rate for cycling on: January 21, 2013, 12:10:35 am
Hello, I have no experience with these Arduino units or programing. However, I am interested in making a shirt that monitors my heart-rate and wirelessly sends the signal to a unit with a color (backlit) display on my handlebars that also tracks air temp, altitude, incline, speed, and possibly GPS capabilities. Additionally it would be nice to integrate some form of flexible electo-luminescent material into the shirt for safely reasons. 

Below is a link for an electrocardiogram schematic that might help. I am looking at the top portion of the article as I would like to monitor my full spectrum cardio performance over terrain and altitude.
http://www.cypress.com/?docID=28767

A few things to consider.
  • perspiration might be an issue
  • weight and overall profile must be minimal
  • flexibility and comfort will also have to be considered

If I can get a general parts list and suggestions I can do the rest. Additionally, I would be happy to share credit with any contributors. and post my results on the forum.

Thank you all for your help
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