San Francisco: On Thursday, Google announced an improved fitness app that uses your smartphone’s camera functions to measure your breathing and heart rate.
Google Fit already uses smartphone sensors to track how far people have walked and how many calories they have burned, but new features introduced in Google Pixel smartphones pulse on health data processed by the app. Breathing is added.
According to Shwetak Patel, team leader at Google Health Technology, breathe and beat with sensors and software that allow you to take amazing photos with your smartphone and automatically adapt the video feed to the way you hold your phone. I can detect it.
“There are more and more smart devices with more and more sensors,” Patel said, emphasizing that smartphones are the most popular.
“The same sensor can be used for health and well-being.” Next month, a change to the Fit app tailored for Google’s Pixel smartphone will use a camera sensor to detect the chest of a person moving while breathing and calculate the respiratory rate.
Team members place their fingertips on the lens and Fit uses the camera to determine how fast someone’s heart beats based on how skin color changes as blood is pumped.
All data processing is done on their smartphone and users have the option to securely store their results in their Google data center account. The Fit app allows users to set health and activity goals, incorporate artificial intelligence, and teach them how to reach their goals.
“If you think about medical care, the journey doesn’t end at the hospital,” Patel said. “When you live your daily life, it really is a continuous journey, and it is important to be able to give yourself feedback and measure your overall health.” Google will soon be using Android software. We plan to add features to the version of Suitable for other smartphones equipped with and finally for the iPhone application.
Connected accessories such as activity tracking bracelets and pendants are already used to track your lifestyle with health in mind. Apple makes health a selling point for smartwatches with a variety of features, including electrocardiogram and blood oxygen measurement. Google did not specify a daily plan to make money with the Fit app.