Web cam used to detect abnormal heart rhythm

September 9, 2014 4:10 PM

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - With a regular laptop camera and sophisticated software, researchers may be able to detect atrial fibrillation about as accurately as with a standard electrocardiogram (ECG), according to a new pilot study.

The technology records and analyzes video footage of a person’s face and detects subtle shifts in skin color that indicate changes in blood flow.

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