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The PhysioCam: Cardiac Pulse, Continuously Monitored by a Color Video Camera1

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Maria I. Davila, Gregory F. Lewis

Department of Psychiatry,
School of Medicine,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Stephen W. Porges

Department of Psychiatry,
School of Medicine,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
Chapel Hill, NC 27514;
Kinsey Institute,
Indiana University,
Bloomington, IN 47405

DOI: 10.1115/1.4033245Manuscript received March 1, 2016; final manuscript received March 17, 2016; published online May 12, 2016. Editor: William Durfee.

J. Med. Devices 10(2), 020951 (May 12, 2016) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-16-1173; doi: 10.1115/1.4033245 History: Received March 01, 2016; Revised March 17, 2016

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Fig. 5

Scatter plot of resting baseline HRV magnitude: ECG and PhysioCam

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Fig. 4

Scatter plot of resting baseline IBIs: ECG and PhysioCam

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Fig. 3

IBIs from one subject: PhysioCam and ECG

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Fig. 2

Process to obtain the arterial pulse from the video: (a) steps to transform one frame of live video into one sample of the cardiac pulse (large dot after step 6) and (b) the large dot represents one processed video frame, consecutive samples yield the arterial wave time-series

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Fig. 1

Relative spectral absorption of Hb, HbO2, and two types of human skin within the camera sensor range



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