Binah.ai makes health monitoring easy by measuring vitals through video. This includes heart rate, mental stress, and oxygen levels.
Binah.ai’s groundbreaking technology is transforming remote health care by providing essential health measurements. By using only the camera of a patient’s smartphone or tablet, the app collects various data points through video recording.
This involves face and neck movements and measuring light reflection on the skin – This is similar to how smartwatches detect our heart rate. This information is then analysed by artificial intelligence. Currently, the app can take heart rate, mental stress, oxygen levels, and breathing rate. Binah.ai is presently working on adding blood pressure to the list.
This advancement in telemedicine has a vast number of uses. In response to Covid-19, the app can be used to triage possibly infected people without them needing to leave the house. Doctors can use the measurements to decide if the patient may be affected and whether they should receive a Covid-19 test. The app is being tested in a Montreal hospital emergency department.
Beyond coronavirus, being able to use a smartphone to provide such information is valuable, especially as it limits the need for wearables which can be expensive. The measurements could be used as part of virtual health clinics, monitoring post operations, in research situations, and as part of employee wellness programs. The device has been tested for heart rate accuracy, where it achieved an accuracy of 95 to 98%.
“It’s great to see a product that utilises something that we see so many people carry with them everywhere. I can see the usefulness of something like this when speaking to patients via telephone or video, or simply asking them to take readings before an appointment with a doctor or healthcare professional. An important factor for large-scale adoption is ensuring accuracy and validating this method, as inaccurate results could have major health consequences.” – Dr Vinay Shankar