Hardware Specifications

Shimmer3 ECG

The Shimmer3 ECG device provides optimized measurements for a five-wire, four-channel ECG (Electrocardiogram) solution measuring bipolar limb leads and user’s choice of V1 – V6. The device boasts optimal data quality with integrated 10DoF inertial sensing via accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer and altimeter. It also provides highly accurate and scientifically reliable raw data to allow for complete control over capture and interpretation of sensed data in real time. The ECG Unit also contains EMG functionality as standard.

The Shimmer3 ECG device is compatible with the iMotions ECG / EMG Module.

Cleaning infographic from Shimmer 

Shimmer Specs
Shimmer3 ECG
Number of channels
Five-wire, 4 channel ECG solution
Input protection
Input RA, iIput LA, Input LL, Input Vx, Reference (RL)
Software configurable (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12)
Input differential
Approximately 800mV (for gain = 6)
8.4 kHz
Input protection
ESD and RF/EMI filtering, Current limiting,
Inputs include defibrillation protection (survive only, not repeat)
31 g
65 x 32 x 12 mm
2048 bytes
Recommended bluetooth adapter
Kensington K33956AM USB 2.0 Bluetooth 4.0 (be sure to disable your machine’s internal bluetooth)
All Hospital-Grade 1mm Touchproof IEC/EN 60601-1 DIN42-802 jacks

Powerful software

for powerful research

The iMotions ECG Module enables researchers to seamlessly conduct studies and validate results faster. Bring ECG data natively into the software using ECG hardware from BIOPAC and Shimmer, and open up even more possibilities with the iMotions API. The flexible software connects, records, and live visualizes data, and is a complete experimental suite for ECG.