This article was published on March 1, 2016

Check out this incredible working ECG business card


Check out this incredible working ECG business card
Owen Williams
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Owen Williams

Former TNW employee

Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

If you want to make a good first impression, having a fully functioning ECG business card is a pretty good way to do it.

It measures the real pulse of the holder by them simply holding two fingers on it for a few seconds. The ECG business card is obviously not supposed to be used as a diagnostic device, but it’s a cool hack project that gives a close approximation of a real ECG.

Since the company behind it, MobilECGspecializes in open-source hardware, it’s released the schematics for the card and software that drives it so anyone can make their own.

I just realized I need better business cards.

MobilECG Business Card [MobilECG]