On Thursday, Google revealed an upgraded fitness app that utilizes the camera of the smartphone to measure respiration and heart rate.

Google Fit uses smartphone sensors to track and calculate how far people walk or how many calories they have burned. However, the new features will be using Google Pixel phones to track pulse and breathing followed by other health data collected by the app.

Sensors and software enable it to take beautiful photos with smartphones or automatically adjust the streaming video to how handsets are held can be utilized to sense respiration and heartbeat, as per the team leader of Google health technologies, Shwetak Patel. “We are observing more and more smart devices that have more and more sensors in them,” Patel stated.

An adjustment will be added next month to the Fit app for Google-made Pixel smartphones will utilize camera sensors to detect someone’s chest moving as they breathe, and will be calculating their respiration rate.

Placing a fingertip on the lens will allow Fit use a camera to define how fast someone’s heart is beating based on how skin color changes as blood is pumped, members of the team explained. The Fit app enables users to set activity or health aims and forms in artificial intelligence to train them about how to accomplish goals.


The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as a health advice. We would ask you to consult a qualified professional or medical expert to gain additional knowledge before you choose to consume any product or perform any exercise.


Paayel is a correspondent at Sportz Business Magazine and pursuing Journalism from Lady Shri Ram college. She is an aspiring and passionate journalist, who is on her way to gain more knowledge and wisdom.

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