Self-contained, passive, non-contact, photoplethysmography: Real-time extraction of heart rates from live view within a Canon Powershot
In another paper submitted to this conference by the same authors, a new processing algorithm based on autocorrelation is shown to be effective without needing extensive video preprocessing to enhance the signal. That method was implemented using floating-point arithmetic in MatLab to analyze complete videos. However, the algorithm’s structure suggested that it might be possible to create a simplified, integer-only, approximation that is entirely incremental: updating a heart rate estimate as each frame is captured. This new, simplified, incremental algorithm allows a reprogrammed Canon PowerShot camera to function as a stand-alone, passive, non-contact, PPG device. The incremental integer algorithm and implementation are explained and evaluated in this paper.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 13, 2019
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