A novel heart rate monitoring method using a smartphone

Rifat Zaman, Chae Ho Cho, Yeesock Kim, Jo Woon Chong

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Abstract

Accurate heart rate detection is important in healthcare and exercise monitoring. Recently, heart rate monitoring using a smartphone has been highlighted due to its convenience and accuracy. In this paper, we hypothesize that our smartphone-based heart rate detection algorithm reliably detects heart rate based on fingertip image changes. Here, we have used successive video camera fingertip images with edge detection and smoothing techniques to process the fingertip images and to find out the heart rate of the subject. To investigate the capability of our proposed algorithm, we recruited 3 subjects and collected 2-min video data from each subject. We evaluated the performance of our proposed method by comparing it to the previous average intensity-based method [1]. Test results show that our proposed and previous methods give similar heart rate detection performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Healthcare Innovation Point-of-Care Technologies Conference, HI-POCT 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages5-8
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509011667
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 27 2016
Event2016 IEEE Healthcare Innovation Point-of-Care Technologies Conference, HI-POCT 2016 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Nov 9 2016Nov 11 2016

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE Healthcare Innovation Point-of-Care Technologies Conference, HI-POCT 2016

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE Healthcare Innovation Point-of-Care Technologies Conference, HI-POCT 2016
CountryMexico
CityCancun
Period11/9/1611/11/16

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