movisens ekgMove is a psycho physiologic ambulatory measurement system - designed for research applications.

The sensor acquires raw data of a single channel ECG, 3D acceleration, barometric air pressure and temperature for up to 2 weeks

From this data secondary parameters like heart rate, heart rate variability, steps, activity classes, and energy expenditure (Excel) can be calculated with the movisens DataAnalyzer software as well as meaningful reports (PDF).

The sensor can be used with a chest strap (available in size XS, S, M, L, XL) as well as with adhesive one way electrodes.

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ECG and Activity Sensor ekgMove, front


Top features

  • Combination of ecg and physical activity sensor in one tiny system
  • Comfortable chest strap with perfect signal quality for long-term measurements (up to 2 weeks), no annoying electrode cables
  • Exact and validated energy expenditure calculation and activity recognition
  • Sustainable data due to open file format
  • Operation optimized for studies
  • Open interfaces: SDK for Bluetooth and USB


  • Mobile ECG long-term monitoring
  • Mobile long-term monitoring of heart rate and heart rate variability
  • Study of the autonomic nervous system (ANS)
  • Behavioral monitoring
  • Psycho physiologic stress monitoring
  • Energy expenditure calculation and activity recognitioning
  • Psycho-neuro-immunology
  • Affective computing
  • Integration in complex monitoring systems

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Technical data

Power supply

Lithium-Ion battery

Supply voltage

3 V

Battery voltage

2,7 - 4,2 V

Number of charging cycles

300 with 1C/1C > 80%

Maximum recording capacity

At least 2 weeks, depending on firmware configuration

Battery run time (recording, Bluetooth off)

~ 2 days

Size of sensor

(W x H x D)

62,3mm x 38,6mm x 10,5mm

Weight of sensor


Internal sensors


Resolution: 12bit, Input range CM=560mV, DM=+/-5mV, Gain 227,

3db bandwidth 1,6 to 33Hz

Output rate: 256Hz to 1024Hz


3D acceleration sensor:

Measurement range: +/- 8 g

Noise: 4 mg

Output rate: 64 Hz


Pressure sensor:

Measurement range: 300 - 1100 hPa

Noise: 0,03 hPa

Output rate: 1 Hz


LED, 3-color

(operation and charging status)

Vibrating alert (start and end of measurement)


Micro-USB, Bluetooth

Environmental conditions


-20 °C to 60 °C

0 °C to 45 °C during charging



0 to 75% RH relative humidity


Atmospheric pressure:

300 to 1100 hPa absolute


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