One to watch: Touch-free life-sign monitoring by videocamera

Awesome! Israel-based CNOGA Inc. reports the development of contact-free physiological monitoring by using a simple video camera. The new technology can detect a person’s pulse rate, blood pressure, blood O2, CO2 and more from a distance by focusing on the patient’s skin. The new technology opens applications for remote patient monitoring and diagnostics. The technology is based on novel bio chrominance information processing acquired from the video camera image sensor. The company says that the technology can go beyond monitoring basic life-signs and detect the development of disease-specific bio-markers for heart failure, COPD, cancer, renal diseases, liver disease and more. The new remote sensing technology will enable the identification of early development of diseases and change in status of chronically ill patients, and emotional and physiological stress levels. Story from MTB Europe CNOGA’s website.