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Heart Rate Monitor Via Smart Screen by Detecting Capillary Pressure Changes

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241568D
Publication Date: 2015-May-12
Document File: 1 page(s) / 73K

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Abstract

A method for Heart Rate Monitor Via Smart Screen by Detecting Capillary Pressure Changes is disclosed.

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Heart Rate Monitor Via Smart Screen by Detecting Capillary Pressure Changes

Disclosed is a method for heart rate monitor via smart screen by detecting capillary pressure changes. Health and fitness are increasingly becoming a priority for non-elite athletes. The consumer pulse rate monitoring devices available today involve cumbersome chest straps paired with wrist displays. A simpler solution for a user friendly pulse rate monitor is

strongly desired.

The disclosed solution removes the need for extra devices and leverages the one device that people always carry with them, the cell phone. The cell phone may use smart screen technology to sense pulse signals. The user simply needs to place a thumb on the smart screen of the phone for a short duration. The smart screen detects the pulse by sensing the pressure changes that occurs as the blood flows through the capillaries of the digit based on the delta between the systolic and diastolic pressures. The solution is contained in the device: sensing, controls, and data readout. No additional or external devices are required by the user.

Smart screen technology supports a wide range of capabilities for detecting user interaction. The sensing technologies include resistive, capacitive, and acoustic pulse detection. The pressure changes associated with the pulse in the digit can be detected by each of these. To start the pulse rate analysis the use would start an application on the device which

would instruct the user t...