Skin Conductance Sensors

The rise in an ever-connected world has helped fuel development of connected sensors focused on quantifying metrics that were not once quantifiable. A great example of advancement in this area is a skin conductance sensor.

These skin conductance devices are typically bundled with a few other sensors that can help researchers and observers collect accurate data on a particular subject. These sensors can also include optical heart rate, gyroscopes, as well as others that provide environmental data which provides context to the situation under consideration.

Sensor packages also come in a variety of form factors, including ones that are based on a wrist-band or a wrist-mounted device that has several small Velcro-electrodes that wrap around a participants’ fingertips. Wireless technology is the standard in this space, as it can allow researchers to create experiments with higher levels of realism during a set of tasks.

Combining skin conductance devices and EDA sensors with additional technologies can open up a whole new world for academic, clinical, and commercial research. The ability to ensure data streams from multiple sensors in real time offers unparalleled abilities for those looking for additional variables in their models.

Our software supports a number of GSR devices out-of-the-box, including the Shimmer3 GSR, Empatica E4, Q-Sensor, and many more leveraging our API.