Jerod Santo

Detect and highlight your heart-rate using just a webcam and this Python app

webcam-pulse-detector is a cross-platform Python application that can detect a person’s heart-rate using their computer’s webcam. I could write 1,000 words about it, or just show you this:


Pretty rad, huh? If you’re wondering how it all works, you’re in luck! There is an entire section of the README dedicated to the topic.

The app depends on Python 2.7+, OpenCV 2.4+, and OpenMDAO 0.5.5+, so it might take some work to get up and running. From the looks of it, it’d be totally worth the effort.

View the project on GitHub.


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