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! Follow Us: Subscribe | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
AWESOMER MEDIA SITES: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Cardiio App Uses MIT Tech to Measure Your Heart Rate By Looking at Your Face

by Range
Advertisement

I’ve got a heart rate monitor, but it’s tied to a strap that connects wirelessly to my Garmin 500 cycling computer. There are also numerous smartphone apps which can measure your pulse when you cover up the camera and flash with your fingertip. But the Cardiio app for iOS uses MIT technology to measure your heart rate without even a touch, simply by “looking” at your face.

cardiio iphone app heart rate no wires light absorption

Cardiio measures when your face is reflecting more light and when it’s not, giving you a semi-accurate idea of what your heart rate is without having to strap a sensor to your wrist or chest. The slight increase in blood volume to your face whenever your heart beats causes more light to be absorbed, hence it is less reflected. Using this, the app tracks these changes and calculates your heart rate.

cardiio iphone app heart rate no wires light absorption

According to one study, the technology is accurate to within 3 beats-per-minute of a clinical pulse oximeter in a well-lit environment. Cardiio is available through iTunes for $4.99 (USD), and is compatible with the iPhone 4/4S, iPad 2 and above and 4th gen iPod Touch.

cardiio iphone app heart rate no wires light absorption

[via Uncrate]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Advertisement

More from Awesomer Media...

Skybound Saga 2017 SDCC Exclusives

Skybound Saga 2017 SDCC Exclusives

And the 13th Doctor Is…

And the 13th Doctor Is…

LEGO in Real Life

LEGO in Real Life

Play and Displays

Play and Displays

Watch Porsche Build the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series

Watch Porsche Build the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series

Lotus Evora GT430 Packs 430 hp

Lotus Evora GT430 Packs 430 hp