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10 Posts authored by: vlasov01
Start  The start of the challenge was very exiting for me. I was thinking about implementing a solution that can collect and effectively and secure share health related data between multiple parties. And I was getting all required components of the solution. So, what should be simpler than connecting dots between them?   AWS IoT  I had some experience with AWS before by building Alexa skills. And I had a lot of experience with MQTT and related security. But I've been struggling ...
Testing  I' was working on testing of my wearable design and in the process of testing I've broke my key component in the project - the heartbeat sensor. One of the LED legs lost contact,   Recovery Attempt  I've tried to solder the led leg back, but I was not able to fix it.   Logistics Challenge  This sensor was sourced from China. I have still an outstanding order from the beginning of February for a similar sensor. it was no possible for me to get a replacement ...
Disconnecting Thermistor Last week I've noticed some noise on ADC port, which was connected to thermisotor. This week I’ve removed two connections between ADC and the thermistor by unsoldering R36 and R37.   Connecting Heartbeat Sensor  This allowed me to use P10_1 and P10_2 for other sensors. I’ve connected my heartbeat sensor output to P10_2. And I’ve connected P10_0 to the sensor ground line and P10_3 to the sensor VDD line. Adding Power to the Sensor I’ ...
Adding headers I decided that it is time to connect the sensor to CY8CPROTO-062-4343W board. I've soldered headers to the board, so I can connect and disconnect my heart beat sensor easly. I've used the same pins as where used by thermistor - P10_1, P10_2, P10_0 and P10_3. I was not able to identify other pins that allows connection of analog signal to ADC Wearable design It will be much nicer to embed my heart beat sensor in a ring., but as I don't have 3D printer I've used other materia ...
Exploring Cypress ModusToolbox Device Configurator (MTB DC) 2.1 The last two weeks I've spent learning how to use MTB Device Configurator 2.1. In my previous post I've described my initial journey with MTB. I was able to fix Device Configurator 2.1 errors by enabling AREF and populating SAR ADC mandatory parameters. I've configured 12-bit SAR ADC  and AREF in Peripherals tab: As well I connected Thermistor pins to SAR ADC in Pins tab: And I was able to build the code and deploy it to ...
Plan for The Week  My plan for this week was pretty simple - enable reading of analog data from on-board thermistor using ModusToolbox. It is an important step to convert Arduinio code for heart beat sensor to PSoC 6 and specifically to my board CY8CPROTO-062-4343W.   Training I watched several training videos on how to use ModusToolbox. One of them was explaining how to use Device Configurator tool of ModusToolbox to configure UART. I was not able to find ModusToolbox videos for ADC ...
AD8232 ECG Measurement Heart Monitor Sensor Module My initial plan was to use AD8232 ECG Measurement Heart Monitor Sensor Module. The AD8232 is a low cost integrated front end for signal conditioning of cardiac bio electrical signals to monitor heart rate. I've ordered it on February 2nd. But still hasn't received due disruption of supply chains in China.   ICSG007A ICStation Heartbeat Sensor Fortunately I have another sensor that can provide heartbeat information. ICSG007A is a low cost, s ...
Which platform should I use - Amazon FreeRTOS or Mbed OS?  It is a good question to think about before investing a lot of time into a new platform as at the end our time is our most precious resource, It requires some analysis. I've googled Internet, but was not able to answer a good answer. I've used Mbed OS two years ago on another IoT on Wheels Design Challenge  (you can read my blogs on Mbed OS IOT on Wheels Design Challenge - Smart Drive - First Steps with mbed os - Blog #2, IOT ...
I’ve done a couple of personal projects on AWS building simple Alexa skills, but I’m not an expert in AWS. And I’ve used different MCUs, but never used Cypress PSoCs. After I’ve listen to a couple of AWS podcasts on AWS IoT I’ve decided to start my first week of challenge by following Getting Started with Amazon FreeRTOS and PSoC62+43xxx . It is only five pages long, so I thought it will be a good start for me. And I started this journey on my Win 10 32-bit PC. I&# ...
The problem Sport exercises can generate significant stress for human body. It may be difficult for many to realize where is their limit. There is a high risk of going over the limit. At the same time it may be not very efficient to perform workout far below the limit. How should we approach finding a personalized sweet spot for training? Sensor data from training, and especially from stress tests, can provide very valuable information about condition of critical organs like heart, lungs. This i ...