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New Algorithm Measures Heart Rate By Head Movements, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Study  
6/21/2013 8:27:14 AM

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A new algorithm can measure heart rates of people shown in regular digital video by examining imperceptibly small head movements that come with a rush of blood caused by the heart's contractions. Researchers from MTI's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory developed the algorithm that gave pulse calculations that were consistently within a few beats per minute of those made by electrocardiograms (EKGs).

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