Healthcare costs are huge…there is a lot of opportunities for disruption. This is a perfect example: a video technique that can enhance subtle movements, detect color changes up to the point of measuring your bpm… Remote medical assistance can be enhanced with this technique. The same goes for baby monitoring cameras 🙂
Software detects motion that the human eye can’t see
Video technique could lead to remote diagnostic methods
A new set of software algorithms can amplify aspects of a video and reveal what is normally undetectable to human eyesight, making it possible to, for example, measure someone’s pulse by shooting a video of him and capturing the way blood is flowing across his face, Technology Review reports.
The software process, called “Eulerian video magnification” by the MIT computer scientists who developed the program, breaks apart the visual elements of every frame of a video and reconstructs them with the algorithm, which can amplify aspects of the video that are undetectable by the naked eye.