A Smartphone in Your Bag May Be Able to Track Your Heart

A smartphone may be able to measure your heart and breathing rates, even if you’re not directly touching it, researchers say.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.technologyreview.com

Biophone is exploring the possibility of using commercially available phones to monitor your heart and breathing rates, even if the devices are in your pockets or bags.

The idea is to rely on a phone’s accelerometer and gyroscope to pick up even small vibrations and body movements that come from your heart beating and from the rise and fall of your chest as you breathe.

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