KYOTO, Japan –Researchers from Kyoto University’s Center of Innovation and Panasonic Corporation have developed a radar-based device that can instantaneously and accurately measure the body’s vital signals. The sensor combines a radar with signal analysis algorithms to measure how the body moves as the heart beats. “Measuring respiration and heart rate—without attaching cumbersome wires to the body—will greatly benefit modern medicine and home health care,” said Toru Sato, lead researcher, in a statement. The device is about the size of an average smoke detector and can measure the heart rates of multiple individuals in the same room. Researchers suggested the device could be installed in household appliances like lighting to monitor the vitals of residents. Sato said the team of researchers is considering test sites for the device.
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