Shimmer's Consensys ECG Development Kits

The Shimmer3 Consensys ECG Development Kits is one of Shimmer's newest Developments Kits based on our exciting new Consensys Hardware and Software. Now available for one to fifteen Shimmer3 ECG sensors depending on the number of devices you require.

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.

The Shimmer3 Consensys ECG Development Kit can be utilized to monitor ECG (Electrocardiogram), recording the pathway of electrical impulses through the heart muscle. The ECG Development Kit can also be utilized to monitor (non-invasive) surface EMG, providing a representation of the muscle activity at the measurement site.

Combined with Shimmer’s integrated 9DoF inertial + altimeter sensor platform, greater context can be given to the wearer’s activity and condition in real-time. Note: ECG and EMG cannot be measured simultaneously from a single unit.

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. An annual license can be purchased from our e store here.

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.


  • Affective computing and cognitive factors
  • Connected/ digital health solutions
  • Fatigue Analysis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Neuro Rehabilitation
  • Tremor Analysis
  • Orthopaedics
  • Sports technique performance and medicine