Hello, I'm new to ANT+ development so I just wanted to present an overview of my project / approach, and hopefully the more experienced folks here can help tell me if I'm on the right track or have any other approaches I should consider.
Multiple (around 5) ANT+ heartbeat sensors to be simultaneously streamed into 1 central server, where the ANT+ signal is converted into a format to be processed into real-time visualizations by installation software TouchDesigner. (which can easily consume OSC, UDP, or MIDI protocols)
I have one ANT-compatible heartbeat sensor by COOSPO https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07R8741CN/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I also have 2 USB-ANT sticks by the same company
I was able to connect the sensor to my computer within SimulANT+ using a "Heart Rate Display" Device Profile (I think it works, it seems to match my heart rate while wearing the sensor although the repeated use of the word "simulator" within the UI makes me doubt myself a bit)
Potential solution 1:
Setup a python script within SimulANT+ (importing a library like https://pypi.org/project/python-osc/
) to convert the sensor signals into OSC to the broadcast to a local port.
Potential solution 2:
use a python library like this one https://github.com/Tigge/openant
to create a data stream with InfluxDB which I can then use a similar conversion to OSC (without using SimulANT+)
With the context that the solution needs to be able to scale to multiple sensors simultaneously, do one of these solutions sound more feasible / preferable than the other? Is there another simpler solution I may be overlooking?
Any help appreciated!