“Cardiolens: Remote Physiological Monitoring in a Mixed Reality Environment” by Hurter and McDuff

  • ©Christophe Hurter and Daniel McDuff

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    Cardiolens: Remote Physiological Monitoring in a Mixed Reality Environment

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    Numerous vital signs can be captured through the measurement of blood flow; however, these signals are not visible to the unaided eye and measurement traditionally requires customized contact sensors. We present Cardiolens – a mixed reality application that enables real-time hands-free measurement and visualization of blood flow and vital signs. The system combines a front-facing camera, remote imaging photoplethysmography software and a heads up display allowing users to view the physiological state of a person simply by looking at them. Cardiolens provides the wearer with a new way to understand physiology and has applications in health care and affective computing.

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