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Remote System Uses Video, Algorithms to Monitor Baby’s Heart Rate and Breathing

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ROBIN RILEY, WEB EDITOR, [email protected]

LOGAN, Utah, Feb. 1, 2018 — A technology that estimates heart rate using a video camera and software could lead to new applications in the medical equipment and consumer markets. But first, the technology will be used to help new parents rest easier by remotely monitoring the heart and breathing rates of their sleeping babies. The technology processes color data recorded by the camera — the green channel provides the data needed for heart rate estimation — and computes an average heart rate over the regions of the image where skin is visible on the face, neck and arms. USU alumnus Nate Ruben...Read full article

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