Use a Polar heart rate sensor, a cheap hardware board connected via USB and a little bit of software to put your heart rate on the Web
. The live data is served right from your computer
and made accessible via the Yaler
relay (disclosure: I'm a founder of Yaler). Once you turn off the local service, the data is no longer public - own your data!
That said, the purpose of this project is of course to share your heart rate
. My heart rate URL for example is http://try.yaler.net/tamberg-polar (
Note: you'll get a "504 Gateway Timeout" error or an empty page if my heart is not online.)
What you need:
- T31 coded Polar transmitter (http://www.polar.fi/en/products/accessories/T31_coded_transmitter
- Polar HRMI board from SparkFun (http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8661
- Mini USB cable (e.g. http://www.sparkfun.com/products/598
- Windows computer (.NET, not sure Mono works) connected to the Internet
So let's get started...
(Note: This project has been waiting in my Instructables drafts folder since March 2011. The setup was extended using a BlueSmirf Bluetooth module to increase range during the legendary 24 hour Pachube IoT Hackathon
in April 2011, but I fear I'll never manage to document that part. So, here's the basic desktop version at least.)