Estimation of Heart Rate from Face

Authors(2) :-Dr. Shubhangi D. C, Pooja C. Tallalli

Heart Rate, also known as pulse, is the number of times a personís heart beats per minute (bpm). There are several methods in which the human heart rate can be obtained without any contact to the body. This is specifically accurate if it could be prepared spending economical tools such as consumer-grade cameras. Various research and investigates have been achieved in current ages to aid consistently conclude the heart rate from video footage of a person. This paper also presents a real time HR monitoring method using a webcam of a laptop/computer. The heart rate is obtained through facial skin color variation caused by blood circulation. The approaches have taken an investigation method which comprises sequential filtering and occurrence spectrum investigation. Substitute approaches hired from further fields are also presented to find if they have distinction in remote heart rate recognition.

Authors and Affiliations

Dr. Shubhangi D. C
Department of Studies in Computer Science and Engineering, Visvesvaraya Technological University Center for PG Studies, Kalaburagi, Karnataka, India
Pooja C. Tallalli
Department of Studies in Computer Science and engineering, Visvesvaraya Technological University Center for PG Studies, Kalaburagi, Karnataka, India

Heart rate, Face, Photoplethysmography (PPG), Kanade Lucas Tomasi (KLT) Algorithm

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 9 | July-August 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-06-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 35-39
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1848201
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Dr. Shubhangi D. C, Pooja C. Tallalli, " Estimation of Heart Rate from Face, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 4, Issue 9, pp.35-39, July-August-2018.
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