Remote heart rate detection
Remote and contactless heart rate detection is still an open research issue of great clinical importance. Available approaches lack the necessary accuracy and reliability for acceptance by medical experts. In this study, we propose a new method for remote heart rate extraction using the Microsoft Kinect v2.0 image sensor. The proposed approach relies on signal processing and machine learning methods in order to create a model for accurate estimation of the heart rate via RGB and infrared face videos. Results show that the proposed method achieves increased levels of accuracy, demonstrating the capabilities of the underlying technology.