Check your vital signs by looking into a smart mirror

A Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology graduate student has developed a system that measures your pulse rate in real-time by using a Webcam built into a mirror. The camera detects an individual's face, measures variations in brightness produced by blood flowing through vessels in the face, and displays its readings. SmartPlanet shows you raw footage of the new pulse-monitoring system in action.

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