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Development and validation of an improved smartphone heart rate acquisition system
Author(s): G. Karapetyan; R. Barseghyan; H. Sarukhanyan; S. Agaian
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we propose a robust system for touchless heart rate (HR) acquisition on mobile devices. The application allows monitor heart rate signal during usual mobile device usage such as video watching, games playing, article reading etc. The system is based on algorithm of acquiring heart rate via recording of skin color variations with built-in cameras of mobile device. The signal is acquired from different ROIs of human face, which make it more clear and the amplification of the signal improve the robustness in low lightening conditions. The effectiveness and robustness of the developed system has been demonstrated under different distances from camera source and illumination conditions. The experiments have been done with different mobile devices HRs were collected from 10 subjects, ages 22 to 65, by using the 3 devices. Moreover, we compared the developed method with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved sensors and related commercial applications of remote heart rate measurements on mobile devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 March 2015
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9399, Image Processing: Algorithms and Systems XIII, 93990Z (16 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2083381
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G. Karapetyan, Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems of NAS RA (Armenia)
R. Barseghyan, Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems of NAS RA (Armenia)
H. Sarukhanyan, Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems of NAS RA (Armenia)
S. Agaian, The Univ. of Texas at San Antonio (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9399:
Image Processing: Algorithms and Systems XIII
Karen O. Egiazarian; Sos S. Agaian; Atanas P. Gotchev, Editor(s)

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