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Pixel phones will get an app that measures heart rate and breathing speed


Google announced, Thursday, that its Pixel phones will add a function starting next March that will allow its cameras to measure heart rate and respiratory rates for users using Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies.

Google said these measurement systems are not designed to make medical diagnoses, but their job is only to help people who want to do so to improve their health habits.

The new app, which will be included in a phone, will allow heart rate and respiratory rates to be measured through the camera lens for smartphones.

The app then tracks changes in skin tone to measure blood flow. Therefore, photography is used, the same technology used in applications that track changes in skin color to detect biological signals.

In a meeting with reporters, Google in California explained that although the functionality would initially be only available to Pixel, its intention was to expand it to include other phones that use the Android operating system.