The EKG Sensor measures electrical signals produced by the heart. As cardiac muscle depolarization and repolarization occur, the EKG trace graphically illustrates the beating of the heart. The sensor comes with 100 self-adhesive conductive patches that are easily removed from the skin after use.
Educational Use Only
This is not a medical device. PASCO products are designed for educational use only and should not be used in any apparatus involved with life support, medical testing, patient diagnosis, or industrial control/testing systems.
Perform the following experiment with the PASPORT EKG Sensor.
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- Standard three-electrode design
- Easy-to-use, disposable stick-on electrodes.
- No messy gel required
- Generate a personal EKG graph
- Compare EKG graphs before and after mild exercise
How It Works
With each heartbeat, the pacemaker of the heart (called the SA node) conducts electricity. The electrical current travels from the SA node in the right upper chamber of the heart down to the lower chambers, the ventricles, of the heart. The electrical activity always preceded each contraction. Electrodes placed throughout the body record the signal generated from the heart.
An EKG, also called electrocardiogram or ECG, is a reading of the electrical signal generated from the heart. The EKG shows whether the heart’s rhythm and electrical conduction is normal.
- 1x 100 self-adhesive disposable electrode patches
|EKG Waveform Voltage||0 to 4.5 mV|
|EKG Waveform Resolution||4.5 μV|
|EKG Waveform Sample Rate||50 to 200 samples per second (sps)|
|EKG Waveform Default Sample Rate||200 samples per second (sps)|
|Heart Rate (Beats) Range||47 to 250 beats per minute (bpm)|
|Heart Rate (Beats) Resolution||1 beat per minute (bpm)|