Evaluation of Accuracy and Reliability of PulseOn Optical Heart Rate Monitoring Device

Adrian Tarniceriu, Ilkka Korhonen1, Jakub Parak, Mattia Bertschi, Philippe Renevey, Ricard Delgado-Gonzalo2

  • 1Tampere University of Technology
  • 2Centre Suisse d'Électronique et de Microtechnique (CSEM)



Invited session papers


03. Bioinstrumentation, Biosensors and Bio-Micro/Nano Technologies


08:30 - 10:00 | Wed 26 Aug | Space 4 | 3.1

Novel Applications of Wearable Sensor Technology with Live Demonstrations


PulseOn is a wrist-worn optical heart rate (HR) monitor based on photoplethysmography. It utilizes multi- wavelength technology and optimized sensor geometry to monitor blood flow at different depths of skin tissue, and it dynamically adapts to an optimal measurement depth in different conditions. Movement artefacts are reduced by adaptive movement-cancellation algorithms and optimized mechanics, which stabilize the sensor-to-skin contact. In this paper, we evaluated the accuracy and reliability of PulseOn technology against ECG-derived HR in laboratory conditions during a wide range of physical activities and also during outdoor sports. In addition, we compared the performance to another on-the-shelf wrist-worn consumer product Mio LINK®. The results showed PulseOn reliability (% of time with error

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