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This project describes the design of simple, low-cost microcontroller based heart rate with LCD output. Heart rate of subject is measured from the thumb finger using IRD. The device LCD displaying the heart beat rate and counting values through sending pulses from the sensor. This instrument employs a simple optoelectronic sensor, conveniently strapped on the finger to give continuous indication of the pulse digits. The pulse monitor works both on battery or main supply. It is deal for continuous monitoring in operation theatres, I.C. units, biomedical/human engineering studies and sports medicine. Microcontrollers are used in automatically controlled products and devices, such as automobile engine control systems, implantable medical devices, remote controls, office machines, appliances, power tools, toys and other embedded systems. By reducing the size and cost compared to a design that uses a separate microprocessor, memory, and input/output devices, microcontrollers make it economical to digitally control even more devices and processes. Mixed signal microcontrollers are common, integrating analog components needed to control non-digital electronic systems. This project uses regulated 5V, 500mA power supply.7805 three terminal voltage regulator is used for voltage regulation. Bridge type full wave rectifier is used to rectify the ac output of secondary of 230/12V step down transformer.

Submitted by N.Manoj Kumar 10J21A0475