Headphones That Can Detect Heart Rate


Kaiteki Institute Inc and Bifrostec Inc have demonstrated new mobile technology that uses regular headphones to detect a person’s heart rate.  The new technology leverages the pressure change in the enclosed space of the ear canal when earphones (functioning as microphones) are worn. Since the headphones can still be used to listen to music, this could be an easy way to monitor your heart rate at the gym by adding an app to enable your phone or music player to turn the signals from the earphones into a readable heart rate.

(Source: TechOn)

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