Consensys IMU

Shimmer3 IMU Development Kits

Consensys IMU Development Kits

Consensys IMU Development Kits

Consensys IMU Development Kits

The Shimmer3 Consensys IMU Development Kit provides an intuitive solution in body worn applications. The Shimmer3 IMU comes with integrated 9 DoF + altimeter inertial sensing via accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer, each with selectable range. The Shimmer3 IMU also boasts an integrated motion processor for on-board 3D orientation estimation as well as 5 colored LEDs to indicate device status and operating mode. 



All signals can be measured simultaneously and in real-time. With our ConsensysPRO software data can be streamed for live visualization, while raw data can also be logged to an SD card and accessed. 



Kit Contents

All development kits come equipped with the necessary accessories (straps, leads, electrodes, etc.) you need for your development. For a complete breakdown of what each kit contains please see the specs tab below. Now available for one to fifteen Shimmer3 IMU sensors depending on the number of devices you require. Larger kits available on request.

Consensys Software

Our Consensys software application is available in two versions, ConsensysPRO and ConsensysBASIC. ConsensysBASIC is free to all Shimmer users, while a single license for ConsensysPRO is available for €199. An annual license can be purchased from our e store here.

The features of ConsensysPRO and ConsensysBASIC are outlined below.

Both logging data to your Shimmer's SD card and streaming via Bluetooth are now supported by Consensys. Shimmer firmware is available open source on Github.

Functional Base

The Consensys hardware Base works with the Shimmer3 Kinematic and Biophysical sensors including ECG, EMG, Galvanic Skin Response, Optical Pulse and Heart Rate and which boast unrivaled performance levels and processing power. In developing the Consensys Hardware Base, we focused on adding value to your data collection process. The Base provides for the simultaneous management of all your Shimmer Sensors including charging, firmware updates, configuring sensors, retrieving and processing logged data.


Shimmer Embedded Features

  • Wireless and robust body worn sensors.
  • Raw and clinically relevant output of inertial and biophysical data, simultaneously.
  • Clear status and activity indication.
  • Accurate inter-sensor synchronization.
  • Synchronization with complimentary systems via real-time clock configuration.
  • Quick snap straps for rapid set up.
  • Simple and intuitive unified graphical software for Windows.
  • Downstream USB port for dock chaining and future peripherals.
  • Designed for ease of use in research projects, repeatable clinical trials, system integration and product development.


This product provides developers with a comprehensive tool-set to support rapid design prototyping and implementation of wireless solutions based on the state of the art Shimmer3 platform. 

Please contact our sales team to find out more about prototyping and product developments.

Features & Benefits

  • Very low power consumption, light weight, and small form factor.
  • Slide-switch for powering Shimmer on/off.
  • Connects via local storage with a microSD card.
  • 24MHz MSP430 CPU.
  • Internal and External connectors for expansion and interfacing with third party sensors.
  • Best data quality - Integrated altimeter and 9DoF inertial sensing via accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer, each with selectable range.
  • Integrated motion processor for on-board 3D orientation estimation.
  • 5 coloured LEDs across 2 locations to indicate device status and operating mode.
  • Choose between low noise accelerometer, wide range accelerometer, or both.
  • Integrated Li-ion battery management.
  • JTAG debugging mode available.
  • Expansion header for alternative radio.


Shimmer3 IMU x1

  • Shimmer Dock
  • Shimmer3 IMU x1
  • 1x Waist Straps
  • 1x Wrist Straps

Shimmer3 IMU x2

  • Consensys Base6
  • Shimmer3 IMU x2
  • 2x Waist Straps
  • 2x Wrist Straps

Shimmer3 IMU x3

  • Consensys Base6
  • Shimmer3 IMU x3
  • 3x Waist Straps
  • 3x Wrist Straps

Shimmer3 IMU x4

  • Consensys Base6
  • Shimmer3 IMU x4
  • 4x Waist Straps
  • 4x Wrist Straps

Shimmer3 IMU x5

  • Consensys Base6
  • Shimmer3 IMU x5
  • 5x Waist Straps
  • 5x Wrist Straps

Shimmer3 IMU x6

  • Consensys Base6
  • Shimmer3 IMU x6
  • 6x Waist Straps
  • 6x Wrist Straps

Shimmer3 IMU x7

  • Consensys Base15
  • Shimmer3 IMU x7
  • 7x Waist Straps
  • 7x Wrist Straps

Shimmer3 IMU x8

  • Consensys Base15
  • Shimmer3 IMU x8
  • 8x Waist Straps
  • 8x Wrist Straps

Shimmer3 IMU x9

  • Consensys Base15
  • Shimmer3 IMU x9
  • 9x Waist Straps
  • 9x Wrist Straps

Shimmer3 IMU x10

  • Consensys Base15
  • Shimmer3 IMU x10
  • 10x Waist Straps
  • 10x Wrist Straps

Shimmer3 IMU x11

  • Consensys Base15
  • Shimmer3 IMU x11
  • 11x Waist Straps
  • 11x Wrist Straps

Shimmer3 IMU x12

  • Consensys Base15
  • Shimmer3 IMU x12
  • 12x Waist Straps
  • 12x Wrist Straps

Shimmer3 IMU x13

  • Consensys Base15
  • Shimmer3 IMU x13
  • 13x Waist Straps
  • 13x Wrist Straps

Shimmer3 IMU x14

  • Consensys Base15
  • Shimmer3 IMU x14
  • 14x Waist Straps
  • 14x Wrist Straps

Shimmer3 IMU x15

  • Consensys Base15
  • Shimmer3 IMU x15
  • 15x Waist Straps
  • 15x Wrist Straps


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