Taking care of your wellbeing is essential and people are more and more aware that small changes in life can contribute to a happier and healthier living. With all the devices we use to change our lifestyle, track our sports activities and eating habits it is only natural that smartphones get some new features for an even more high-grade track of our health.
Google developed a new app that will measure your heart rate and respiratory rate using your smartphone’s camera. The features will be available next month on Google Fit app for Pixel phones at first.
To measure the heart rate users will need to place their finger against the phone’s rear camera and wait for analyzation of the fingerprint which is done with a help of subtle colour variations that indicate changes in blood flow. For the measure of respiratory rate, users will have to use the phone’s front-facing camera which they'll place in the way that the head and chest will be visible on the display. Then the app will take 30-seconds to scan users body in motion and calculate how many breaths are taken per minute.
Notice that these measurements aren’t meant for medical diagnosis or to evaluate medical conditions, but to improve and track individuals day-to-day wellbeing.
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