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Heart Rate Measuring Using Mobile Phone`s Camera

Background and Motivation: 

Nowadays there are many ways to measure the heart rate. They vary from taking pulse manually to using special devices such as pulsometers, and so on. One more way of the heart rate measuring is using mobile phone’s on-board camera. Such approach allows user of a mobile phone to find out his/her heart rate without having to buy special devices like pulsometers. Furthermore, heart rate measuring using mobile phone’s camera does not require any special skills, like taking pulse manually does. The requirement for the heart rate measuring using mobile phone’s camera is just a phone with an on-board camera equipped with a flash (the quality of the camera does not matter) and a special application installed. 

Project Summary: 

Main project deliverables are:

  • an algorithm of heart rate detection using mobile phone's camera; 
  • an application, that will use this algorithm to measure person's heart rate.
Project goals and future research directions: 
<p>The goal of the project is to create an application for Symbian platform allowing to measure person's heart rate using on-board camera of the mobile device.</p>
List of team members and their organizations: 

 Yaroslavl State University

  • Ilya Paramonov, senior lecturer: project leader and supervisor
  • Denis Laure, post-graduate student: developer
Project Timeline and Expected Deliverables: 

Jun 2012: Review of existing solutions and algorithms developing.
Jul 2012: Algorithm testing and adjustment.
Aug - Sep 2012: Application development.
Nov 2012: Report and demo at 12th FRUCT conference.

Final deadline: 
Monday, November 11, 2013 (All day)