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Non-contact heart rate measurements based on skin detection
Author(s): Ting Zhao; Zuofeng Zhou; Pengyong Chen; Jianzhong Cao; Hongtao Yang
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Paper Abstract

Non-contact measurements of the cardiac pulse of humanity is always a challenging problem. Almost all the existing research work concentrates on heart rate measurements based on video recordings of the human face, in which the subject is restricted rigidly. In this paper, we propose a novel approach based on skin detection method. The skin regions in color video recordings are generalized to anywhere of the human body, not limited to human face. The skin detector and a chrominance-based technique are firstly used to detect the photo-plethysmo-graphy (PPG) signal. Then, we use an empirical parameter selection method to get the final heart rate estimation. The experiment results show the effectiveness of the proposed method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 2018
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10806, Tenth International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP 2018), 1080655 (9 August 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2502811
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Ting Zhao, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, CAS (China)
Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Zuofeng Zhou, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, CAS (China)
Pengyong Chen, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, CAS (China)
Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Jianzhong Cao, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, CAS (China)
Hongtao Yang, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, CAS (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10806:
Tenth International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP 2018)
Xudong Jiang; Jenq-Neng Hwang, Editor(s)

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