CMG Research Ltd today announced the release of Heart Rate Free 1.0, a new iPhone app that uses the iPhone’s camera to measure your heart rate. Simply place your finger over the camera lens and after a few seconds the app will display your pulse rate along with a chart showing you heart beat.
The application is available exclusively for iPhone4 devices and uses features from iOS 4 that provide direct access to the camera. The user’s heart rate is measured by examining the minute changes in skin colour that are caused by blood flowing in and out of the finger. The data extracted from this is then filtered and passed into a processing engine that detects the heart beats per minute.
Although the application is intended purely for fun and entertainment and is not designed for medical use, it does provide an accurate measure of the users instantaneous pulse.
• iPhone 4
• Requires iOS 4.1 or later
• 0.6 MB
Heart Rate Free 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through Apple’s iTunes App Store here.
My heart’s all a flutter just thinking about it!
I rate this a 7 out of 10.
Let’s see you do that Droid!
OK, well maybe on one device that 11 people own but not available on all the rest.
A plethysmograph, very cool!
This was on Android long ago. Zing!
There’s been versions of this on the AppStore for a long time but this is one of the cooler ones.
I can’t find anything like it. What’s it called, and does it have phone model restrictions as Heart Rate Free does? (iP 4 only)
I just installed this app and tried it on myself and my wife. It works well and is cool.
The camera and LED light work together to measure your pulse. It seems fairly accurate. The is no way to save any data.
you can save the data screenshot if you want by pressing the power button and home button at the same time to take a screenshot though…
Don’t let the TSA know about this app, they might use it to measure your . . . . never mind.