The most important factor to assess health and well-being are heart rate and respiratory rate. Now you will be able to keep an eye on these two important factors i.e. health and well- being through your mobile phone.
Google is working on this special feature and when this feature will roll out it will help people to measure their heart rate and respiratory rate using your phones. Google is looking to rollout this feature next month and these features of measuring your heart rate and respiratory rate will be available in the pixel phone through the Google Fit app.
It uses a smartphone camera and a computer vision technique called optical flow to detect respiratory rate through subtle movements in the chest for measuring respiratory rate.
For measuring heart rate, it uses a smartphone camera to detect subtle color changes in the fingertip that happen when freshly oxygenated blood flows from your heart through your body.
Director of Google Health, Swetak Patel says that ‘Google Fit will allow you to measure your heart and respiratory rate using your phone’s camera. These features will be available in the Pixel phone app Google Fit. Google is also planning to expand these features to mote Android devices so that they can also monitor their heart rate and respiratory rate. Google Health Director also said that from next month Google Fit will allow you to measure heart rate and respiratory rate using your phone’s camera.
Patel says that ‘to measure your respiratory rate, you only need to keep your head and upper house in view of the front-facing camera of your phone and then breathe normally. At the same time, to measure the heart rate one just has to place his finger on the rear-facing camera lens. ”It has also been clarified by the company that this feature is not for evaluating medical conditions.