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Home>Bringing Healthcare Home - The Radar Health Monitor That Kyoto University's Center of Innovation and Panasonic Developed Gets a Major Upgrade

Bringing Healthcare Home - The Radar Health Monitor That Kyoto University's Center of Innovation and Panasonic Developed Gets a Major Upgrade

Bringing Healthcare Home - The Radar Health Monitor That Kyoto University's Center of Innovation and Panasonic Developed Gets a Major Upgrade

10/02/2017

Bringing Healthcare Home - The Radar Health Monitor That Kyoto University's Center of Innovation and Panasonic Developed Gets a Major Upgrade

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In early 2016, researchers from Kyoto University's Center of Innovation and Panasonic Corporation developed a radar-based device that could instantaneously and accurately measure the body's vital signals -- and now they've made it even better.

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The heartbeat intervals of several people can be simultaneously measured in real-time (Graphic: Busi ...

The heartbeat intervals of several people can be simultaneously measured in real-time (Graphic: Business Wire)

The sensor combined a radar with signal analysis algorithms to measure how the body moves as the heart beats. Body movements vary considerably, so the software filters isolate just the heart's minute motions.

"Measuring respiration and heart rate -- without attaching cumbersome wires to the body -- will greatly benefit modern medicine and home healthcare," explains Toru Sato, lead researcher and Kyoto University professor of communications and computer engineering.

"Moreover, it will reduce stress by not subjecting the individual to a feeling of being monitored."

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