Glasgow Neuro Ltd, a young Scottish firm, has released an open-source data acquisition device for wearable health monitoring applications. It can amplify electrocardiography (ECG), electromyography (EMG), and electroencephalography (EEG) signals for processing by external devices such as tablets and smartphones.
The ATTYS is able to transmit raw, uncompressed signal data at 24 bits wirelessly via Bluetooth. Apps can then be easily built that filter and process this data while maintaining the ability to see the original source, a feature particularly useful for scientific studies.
The software within the ATTYS is open source and the idea for the device came out of Dr. Bernd Porr who has devoted his efforts to education the public about applications and techniques for measuring various biosignals. In the process he decided to build a manufactured device that can help developers bypass the difficult step of building such component themselves.