MedCam

MedCam


Measure the pulse and respiration rate of yourself and others using your camera.

To use:
- Steady the camera by resting it on a table (for example).
- Position your face in the top box and shoulders in the bottom box.
- Push 'Start' and keep still while the measurement is in progress.
- Your pulse and respiration rate will be displayed.

How it works:
- Movement of your chest is used to measure respiration rate.
- Small changes in reflectivity from your face are used to measure pulse. Each heart beat our faces pulsate - changing in reflectivity by about 1%, if these changes were 2% then we would be able to see them with our eyes, at 1% they are just detectable with a smartphone camera (after a few seconds of measurement).

Disclaimer: This remote sensing software is fallible and so it is not recommended for important measurements.

Requires a phone with a front-facing camera and Android 2.3 or higher.

Recent changes:
v1.11
Old style menu commands changed to on screen icons.
Exposure lock used to improve measurement reliability.
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About MedCam
Measure the pulse and respiration rate of yourself and others using your camera.

To use:
- Steady the camera by resting it on a table (for example).
- Position your face in the top box and shoulders in the bottom box.
- Push 'Start' and keep still while the measurement is in progress.
- Your pulse and respiration rate will be displayed.

How it works:
- Movement of your chest is used to measure respiration rate.
- Small changes in reflectivity from your face are used to measure pulse. Each heart beat our faces pulsate - changing in reflectivity by about 1%, if these changes were 2% then we would be able to see them with our eyes, at 1% they are just detectable with a smartphone camera (after a few seconds of measurement).

Disclaimer: This remote sensing software is fallible and so it is not recommended for important measurements.

Requires a phone with a front-facing camera and Android 2.3 or higher.

Recent changes:
v1.11
Old style menu commands changed to on screen icons.
Exposure lock used to improve measurement reliability.
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A Google User
May 30, 2014
Tried this over and over does not work Always fails dispite me keeping still in well lit room. Other apps were able to detect correctly
A Google User
May 19, 2014
I luv it
A Google User
Jan 17, 2014
Seems to work Not sure if it was my lack of patience or possibly poor lighting. Gave up before getting reading.
A Google User
Jan 11, 2014
Choppa C
A Google User
Oct 12, 2013
False readings I couldn't be more still than a statue. I keep getting a low pulse number when my heart is constantly at 72 bpm.