The Shimmer3 Bridge Amplifier+ Development kit provides developers with a comprehensive tool set to support the implementation of wireless solutions based on the state of the art Shimmer3 platform. The kit provides a complete development environment for Bluetooth and local storage in body worn applications.
Complete with three assembled Shimmer3 Bridge Amplifier+ modules*, the kit is ideal for all load, weight, force, torque and pressure measurements through the connection of a strain gauge bridge sensor of load cell. The Bridge Amplifier+ Development Kit has a full range of sensing modules to support the development of Kinematic and Biophysical (IMU), or ambient sensing applications.
The Development Kit allows the user to capture raw force and resistance data that is supported by a range of development software tools and applications including: Shimmer instrument drivers for LabVIEW, MATLAB, or Shimmer C# and Java/Android API. This ensures simplicity in the creation of wearable wireless sensing solutions.
*Note: Host device must be Bluetooth compatible if Bluetooth data acquisition is required
Based on programmable Shimmer unit with versatile range of uses:
Improvement on previous generation Strain Gauge; now features Bridge Amplifier input as well as resistance divider input
Strain Gauge/Resistance data can be measured simultaneously with 10DOF kinematic data
Interface strain gauge or load cell sensors with Shimmer3 to measure load, weight, force, torque or pressure.
Interface variable resistance sensor with Shimmer, for example, temperature sensitive resistor, to measure ambient, skin-surface or other temperature.
Provides excitation source for strain gauge or load cell, meaning no external voltage source is required.
Excitation source and amplifier are software controlled, allowing optimisation of power consumption.
Two channels of output from bridge amplifier, providing both low and high gain; low gain is ideal for bipolar inputs, whilst high gain provides additional 3x gain for unipolar load cells.
EEPROM storage device enables expansion board detection and identification, as well as 2032 bytes of data storage available to user.
The Bridge Amplifier+ Kit is compatible with our Consensys Software