MAX30102 pulse sensor and ChipKit

The MAX30102 is an integrated pulse oximetry and heart-rate monitor biosensor module. It includes internal LEDs, photodetectors, optical elements, and low-noise electronics with ambient light rejection. The MAX30102 provides a complete system solution to ease the design-in process for mobile and wearable devices.

The MAX30102 operates on a single 1.8V power supply and a separate 5.0V power supply for the internal LEDs. Communication is through a standard I2C-compatible interface. The module can be shut down through software with zero standby current, allowing the power rails to remain powered at all times.

Key Features

Heart-Rate Monitor and Pulse Oximeter Biosensor in LED Reflective Solution
Tiny 5.6mm x 3.3mm x 1.55mm 14-Pin Optical Module
Integrated Cover Glass for Optimal, Robust Performance
Ultra-Low Power Operation for Mobile Devices
Programmable Sample Rate and LED Current for Power Savings
Low-Power Heart-Rate Monitor (< 1mW)
Ultra-Low Shutdown Current (0.7µA, typ)
Fast Data Output Capability
High Sample Rates
Robust Motion Artifact Resilience
High SNR
-40°C to +85°C Operating Temperature Range

Shopping List

This module will cost less than $2

Amount Part Type
1 MAX30102
1 Best Price Square TDGL003, CHIPKIT, MAX32, DEV BOARD CHIPKIT MAX32 By DIGILENT

 

Schematics/Layout

max32 and MAX30102
max32 and MAX30102

 

Code

Again we use a library and again its an sparkfun one – https://github.com/sparkfun/SparkFun_MAX3010x_Sensor_Library

#include <Wire.h>
#include "MAX30105.h"
 
#include "heartRate.h"
 
MAX30105 particleSensor;
 
const byte RATE_SIZE = 4; //Increase this for more averaging. 4 is good.
byte rates[RATE_SIZE]; //Array of heart rates
byte rateSpot = 0;
long lastBeat = 0; //Time at which the last beat occurred
 
float beatsPerMinute;
int beatAvg;
 
void setup()
{
  Serial.begin(115200);
  Serial.println("Initializing...");
 
  // Initialize sensor
  if (!particleSensor.begin(Wire, I2C_SPEED_FAST)) //Use default I2C port, 400kHz speed
  {
    Serial.println("MAX30105 was not found. Please check wiring/power. ");
    while (1);
  }
  Serial.println("Place your index finger on the sensor with steady pressure.");
 
  particleSensor.setup(); //Configure sensor with default settings
  particleSensor.setPulseAmplitudeRed(0x0A); //Turn Red LED to low to indicate sensor is running
  particleSensor.setPulseAmplitudeGreen(0); //Turn off Green LED
}
 
void loop()
{
  long irValue = particleSensor.getIR();
 
  if (checkForBeat(irValue) == true)
  {
    //We sensed a beat!
    long delta = millis() - lastBeat;
    lastBeat = millis();
 
    beatsPerMinute = 60 / (delta / 1000.0);
 
    if (beatsPerMinute < 255 && beatsPerMinute > 20)
    {
      rates[rateSpot++] = (byte)beatsPerMinute; //Store this reading in the array
      rateSpot %= RATE_SIZE; //Wrap variable
 
      //Take average of readings
      beatAvg = 0;
      for (byte x = 0 ; x < RATE_SIZE ; x++)
      beatAvg += rates[x];
      beatAvg /= RATE_SIZE;
    }
  }
 
  Serial.print("IR=");
  Serial.print(irValue);
  Serial.print(", BPM=");
  Serial.print(beatsPerMinute);
  Serial.print(", Avg BPM=");
  Serial.print(beatAvg);
  delay(200);
  if (irValue < 50000)
    Serial.print(" No finger?");
 
  Serial.println();
}

 

Output

Open the serial monitor – this is what I saw, it took a little bit of time for the readings to appear

 

Links

https://datasheets.maximintegrated.com/en/ds/MAX30102.pdf

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