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Anonymous Dave Deriso


Welcome to the OpenSensors Project


The purpose of this site is to centralize the development of open source physiological sensors. See [Preface].


The philosophy is simple: the sensors should be well documented, validated, minimalistic, low cost, and easy to interface to open source hardware and software so that researchers, doctors, artists, and thrid-world countries can use this knowledge to build high quality sensors. Data should be transparent in the sense that it measures the intended physiological phenomena in a linear-as-possible way.


Parts should be readily available from Digikey, Mouser, or the like. As revisions become more validated, PCBs will be printed and made available for ordering online.



Development will adhere to a standardized, open source platform for ease of demonstration and collaboration between groups. All sensors will work off 3.3v DC, and will easily connect to open source hardware, such as the Arduino. Signal pre-processing code should accompany each sensor, along with a sample sketch in Processing.


Creative Commons The Open Sensors Project is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. You are free to use this for your research, thesis, or commercial product as long as you credit this open source project.

The Sensors:

Please refer to the wiki for the relevant information.

About the Creator:

Hi, I'm Dave Deriso and I am a cognitive science researcher at the UCSD Institute for Neural Computation. I have been working on these sensors for a few years and want to (a) share my work with the open source community, and (b) learn and let the project grow from user contributions.