New system that uses smartphone or computer cameras to measure pulse, respiration rate could help future personalized telehealth appointments

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Soon, smartphone cameras might revolutionize telehealthcare. A team of researchers have devised a state-of-the-art system that uses real-time video of a person’s face to determine their pulse and respiration rate by detecting subtle changes, like how light reflects off of a person’s face. However, there is still one prominent issues: the system trips up when analysing people with darker skin, alongside videos with poor lighting conditions. Read full article here

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