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A monitoring apparatus for pulse shapes of human heartbeats has been developed using an amorphous MI(Magnetic Impedance) sensor. The pulse shapes are successfully obtained from voltage signals due to the variations of magnetic impedance in the amorphous MI sensor, which is attached to a patient's wrist. This voltage signal was fed into a signal processing module to extract the pulse shapes of heartbeats. The signal processing module, which is proposed to detect a weak variations of impedance in MI sensor under a noisy measurement environment, consists of a high frequency current source, an amplifier stage and a synchronous detection circuit. To evaluate the characteristics of a newly developed apparatus, various experiments were performed. The experimental results show that the developed apparatus could be used as a diagnosis tool for traditional Korean medicine with further systematic clinical studies.