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Monitor your heartbeat with a webcam and a flashlight

After seeing some heart rate monitor apps for Android which use the camera and flashlight features of the phones, [Tyson] took on the challenge of coding this for himself. But he’s not using a smart phone, instead he grabbed a headlamp and webcam for his heat rate monitor. To start out he recorded a test video with [...]
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Mobile Start-Up Azumio Raises $2.5M to Turn Smartphones Into Health Monitors

Technology : Inc. Technology (3 years ago)

Instant Heart Rate, a smartphone app that measures a user’s heart rate through the phone’s camera, has accumulated eight million downloads on iPhone and Android devices since its debut last fall. The creators of the app, Azumio, a s... Read Post

Instant Heart Rate for Android uses your phone camera to... tell you your heart rate

Technology : Download Squad (4 years ago)

Instant Heart Rate, which is a free download from the Android Market, measures your heart rate by using your phone's built-in camera. Don't worry, though: you don't have to strip off and point the camera at your quivering chest or t... Read Post

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Technology : GigaOM (17 hours ago)

Up to now, if you wanted to tinker with the software on an Android phone, you'd need tools from the Android SDK installed on PC or Mac. Thanks to a new app for Chrome OS, you can now use a Chromebook. Soon you’ll be able to use a Ch... Read Post


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