HRV based Health&Sport markers using video from the face

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Capdevila, Ll. ; Moreno, Jordi ; Movellan, Javier ; Parrado Romero, Eva ; Ramos Castro, Juan José (2012)
  • Publisher: IEEE
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2012.6347275
  • Subject: Heart beat | Cor -- Batecs | :Enginyeria biomèdica::Electrònica biomèdica [Àrees temàtiques de la UPC]

Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is an indicator of health status in the general population and of adaptatio n to stress in athletes. In this paper we compare the performance of two systems to measure HRV: (1) A commercial system based on recording the physiological cardiac signal with (2) A computer vision system that uses a standard video images of the face to estimate RR from changes in skin color of the face. We show that the computer vision system performs surprisingly well. It estimates individual RR intervals in a non - invasive manner and with error levels comparable to those achieved by the physiological based system. Peer Reviewed
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