Touchless Heart Rate Monitor

Touchless Heart Rate Monitor


This app uses the front or back camera to detect tiny changes in brightness due to the blood flow under your skin.

Instructions:
- Avoid flickering lights (i.e. fluorescent tubes) and changing backgrounds, as they can interfere with the reading.
- Point your camera to an uncovered part of skin, face, hands etc.
- Keep a steady image.
- The grey numbers show the instant rate between beats, use it only as indication of having localized a good spot
- Press start to begin recording, the numbers will turn black and the app will begin accumulating heart beats.
- The reading averages with time, after 30 heartbeats a tiny heart will appear, that shows a stable enough reading.
- Pressing stop the reading will halt and the last value will be shown.
- Press erase to begin again.

The first times you use this app, it is a little difficult to get a reliable reading, try it various times to get used to it, try also different skin spots to point.

It works better under natural light sources, if your light source causes interference or you can't keep a steady image, you can also use this app placing your fingertip over the camera, covering it, and it will detect its change in transparency, no flash needed.

This is a beta release and only tested on my LG device. Please tell me what do you think about it.

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3.1
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10,000+
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File size
353 kb
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About Touchless Heart Rate Monitor
This app uses the front or back camera to detect tiny changes in brightness due to the blood flow under your skin.

Instructions:
- Avoid flickering lights (i.e. fluorescent tubes) and changing backgrounds, as they can interfere with the reading.
- Point your camera to an uncovered part of skin, face, hands etc.
- Keep a steady image.
- The grey numbers show the instant rate between beats, use it only as indication of having localized a good spot
- Press start to begin recording, the numbers will turn black and the app will begin accumulating heart beats.
- The reading averages with time, after 30 heartbeats a tiny heart will appear, that shows a stable enough reading.
- Pressing stop the reading will halt and the last value will be shown.
- Press erase to begin again.

The first times you use this app, it is a little difficult to get a reliable reading, try it various times to get used to it, try also different skin spots to point.

It works better under natural light sources, if your light source causes interference or you can't keep a steady image, you can also use this app placing your fingertip over the camera, covering it, and it will detect its change in transparency, no flash needed.

This is a beta release and only tested on my LG device. Please tell me what do you think about it.

Uses internet permission to show adMob ads.
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jun 4, 2015
Does not work with Android Gingerbread on my Samsung Galaxy S2 But seems to work on my Google Nexus 7 (2014) though about 10 bpm more than I count.
A Google User
Apr 12, 2015
A big load of crap. I put it on my bed and showed it had a heart beat. Stop with the fake apps!!!!!
A Google User
Oct 15, 2014
Works nicely, on the Samsung NotePro 12.2 and Nexus 5 Work nicely, is there a write-up on how this thing works?
A Google User
May 15, 2014
Working seems ok, but no defined time line for check, and no results displayed, so difficult for layman to use and understand.
A Google User
Dec 31, 2013
Good Nice
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