October 20th, 2023

5 Reasons why Movesense Flash is an Ideal Sensor for Research

Movesense Flash is an ideal sensor for research use. It is especially useful for collecting physiological and biomechanical data in research projects. Here are the five key reasons why:

1. Recording of raw, accurate ECG, HRV, and movement data

Raw, unprocessed data is a prerequisite for reliable analysis. Most wearable devices on the market process the measured data before the user can access it. How manufacturers process raw data is usually a black box they won’t open in public.

With Movesense, you always have access to the data as it is and you can apply your own algorithms and filters to it as you wish. This way you always have complete control over what happens to the data and why.

With Movesense Flash, you can record single-channel ECG, heart rate intervals, 9-axis movement data and any of their combinations at different sample rates. Many different studies have proven the measurements to be very accurate.

2. Long autonomous operation

The 128MB onboard data storage of Movesense Flash enables long-term data collecting without any user interaction or connection to a phone. You can simply distribute the sensors to your research subjects, start recording, and later collect the sensors back for data download and analysis.

Convenient, isn’t it?

3. Unobtrusive to wear for the research subject

Thanks to its lightness and compact size, wearing Movesense Flash in fully unobtrusive in daily life. Water and shock resistant for all activities and environments, the device doesn’t limit the user’s life at all. With practical Movesense accessories, the sensor can be easily attached to the right location for accurate measuring.

In research use, comfortable, unobtrusive wear this is particularly important. It ensures that the measurement doesn’t cause any bias by altering the behavior of research subjects.

4. Cost-effective

Movesense Flash is affordable compared to other means to collect similar data. There are not that many devices on the market that can autonomously record both ECG, HRV and movement at the same time. The alternatives are either many times more expensive and more cumbersome to use, or combinations of several devices, also difficult and expensive.

5. Programmable firmware

The firmware of all Movesense sensors can be customized for different uses. For instance, in research use it could be practical to make the device automatically start recording ECG or HRV as soon as it detects a proper heart rate signal.

Programmability also enables edge computing: once you have developed an algorithm based on the raw data, you can upload it to the device and start processing data locally for more advanced data collecting.

And, if the research results have commercial value, you can order Movesense sensors with your own firmware and label with low minimum order quantities. That’s a shortcut to market with zero investment in hardware development and manufacturing.

Featured image: Recording movement data with Movesense Flash for work ergonomics assessment.

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