Consensys IMU Development Kits from Shimmer

The Shimmer3 Consensys IMU Development Kit provides an intuitive solution in body worn applications. Choose from a range of Kit options from 1 to 15 Shimmer3 IMUs (larger kits available on request) with integrated 9 DoF + altimeter inertial sensing via accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer, each with selectable range.

The Shimmer3 IMU also boasts an integrated motion processor for on-board 3D orientation estimation as well as 5 coloured LEDs to indicate device status and operating mode. Compatible with our Consensys software platfrom, Consensys is designed for:

  • Adaptive human data collection.
  • Rapid design and prototyping of wireless solutions.
  • Rapid semi-automated data collection.
  • Synchronization of multiple Shimmer devices.
  • Access to raw and clinically validated data.

Consensys Software

Our Consensys software application is available in two versions, ConsensysPRO and ConsensysBASIC. ConsensysBASIC is free to all Shimmer users, while a single license for ConsensysPRO is availabe for €199.

The features of ConsensyPRO and ConsensysBASIC are outlined below.

Both logging data to your Shimmer's SD card and streaming via Bluetooth are now supported by Consensys. Shimmer firmware is available open source on Github.

Functional Base

The Consensys hardware Base works with the Shimmer3 Kinematic and Biophysical sensors including ECG, EMG, Galvanic Skin Response, Optical Pulse and Heart Rate and which boast unrivalled performance levels and processing power. In developing the Consensys Hardware Base, we focused on adding value to your data collection process. The Base is available in both 6 Shimmer and 15 Shimmer configurations, for the simultaneous management of all your Shimmer Sensors.

Shimmer Embedded Features

  • Wireless and robust body worn sensors.
  • Raw and clinically relevant output of inertial and biophysical data, simultaneously.
  • Clear status and activity indication.
  • Accurate inter-sensor synchronization.
  • Synchronization with complimentary systems via real-time clock configuration.
  • Quick snap straps for rapid set up.
  • Simple and intuitive unified graphical software for Windows.
  • Downstream USB port for dock chaining and future peripherals.
  • Designed for ease of use in research projects, repeatable clinical trials, system integration and product development.

Kit Contents

All development kits come equipped with the necessary accessories (straps, leads, electrodes, etc.) you need for your development. For a complete breakdown of what each kit contains please see the specs tab below.


This product provides developers with a comprehensive tool-set to support rapid design prototyping and implementation of wireless solutions based on the state of the art Shimmer3 platform.


  • Human Health Monitoring
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Connected Health Solutions
  • Sports Science
  • Structural Monitoring
  • Intelligent Buildings
  • Environmental and Habitat Monitoring