Google announces release of ability to measure heart rate and respiration rate with Android smartphone camera
From March 2021, Google announced that it will add the ability to measure heart rate and respiration rate with its on-board camera in its Pixel series of smartphones. In the future, other Android smartphones will be able to measure heart rate and respiratory rate.
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Heart rate and respiration rate measurement capabilities will be included in Google's fitness app, Google Fit . According to Google, the heart rate and respiratory rate measurement function will be released only on Google's genuine Pixel series from March 2021, but after rigorous testing, it will also be released on Android smartphones made by other companies. Will be done.
To measure your respiratory rate, place your Pixel on your desk with the screen facing you ...
The face and chest are projected by the front camera. The camera captures the movement of the chest up and down to count the respiratory rate.
For heart rate, place your finger on the rear camera and measure the heart rate from the change in blood flow color.
The measured respiratory rate and heart rate are recorded in Google Fit.
'In our in-house experiment, the error in respiratory rate measurement was less than once per minute, and the error in heart rate measurement was less than 2%,' said Jiening Zhan, Google Health's chief engineer. The accuracy did not change with different light conditions and skin color, 'he said at a press conference, revealing that detailed experimental data will be published in a paper.
In addition, IT news site The Verge said that Google 'the respiratory rate and heart rate measurement function is not for the purpose of medical diagnosis or evaluation of medical conditions', and it is only a tool for health. Therefore, we believe that we were able to install the heart rate and respiratory rate measurement functions in Google Fit without waiting for the approval of the US Food and Drug Administration .