Why is the raw PPG data not included in the raw sensor data?
The Omnicept platform offers incredible opportunities to better understand the bodies and minds of users in VR and we can’t wait to see what amazing things our partners will do with those insights. But there is real danger in misunderstanding or mishandling biometric data, particularly cardiovascular data, and we take that concern very seriously. We have added an additional layer of protection and security for end users, over and above traditional data security measures. Instead of reporting raw data from the PPG sensor, the Omnicept SDK aggregates PPG data, reporting only heartrate and pulse rate variability, but not the beat-by-beat cardiac trace. We want to protect end users from accidentally sharing sensitive information about their health whenever possible and we believe that aggregating PPG data (as opposed to sharing the raw data stream) an important way to do that.
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