X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

MIT Researchers Can Tell How Fast Your Heart is Beating By Video Monitoring

by Hazel Chua
Advertisement

Researchers at MIT are constantly finding ways to use technology to improve people’s lives. This particular one will probably be most useful to those who might need remote healthcare services one day.

After doing extensive work at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, these scientists explain that they have developed an algorithm that will allow them to determine a person’s heart rate based on a video feed of them. The system is so accurate it was able to determine the heart rate of people wearing a mask or who had their face blurred out.

MIT Measure Heartbeat

You might notice that your head might rock back and forth slightly when you’re seated. That’s a result of the blood rushing to your head with every beat of your heart. This phenomena is measured and then used to figure out your heart rate.

The method was evaluated on a group of 18 men and women with different skin tones, and the results were reportedly “nearly identical” to that of an electrocardiogram.

There’s a lot of potential with this technology. Aside from remote healthcare, it can also be used to monitor patients with sensitive skin, like the elderly or newborns. It can also be used to measure the time interval between beats, which is useful for monitoring patients who are at risk for cardiac events.

[via C|NET]




Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Recent Posts

Colin Furze\

Colin Furze's Flamethrowing Guitar & Smoking Bass: Through the Fire & Vapes

World\

World's Longest Pizza Measures More Than a Mile Long

Star Trek Shuttlecraft Tent Concept: Summer Camp, the First Frontier

Star Trek Shuttlecraft Tent Concept: Summer Camp, the First Frontier

1:1 Scale Star Wars Luggabeast Is Truly Luggable

1:1 Scale Star Wars Luggabeast Is Truly Luggable

Anatomical Lung Necklace Takes Your Breath Away

Anatomical Lung Necklace Takes Your Breath Away

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo