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A simple algorithm to monitor heartrate using any mobile phone with a camera and flash.

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PulseTracker Tests PulseTracker Docs code style: prettier

💭 Background

An open source tool built for monitoring heart rate. The goal here is to have a low cost and widely accessible way to measure someones heart rate. It uses a touch-based system for generating heart rate values. In contrast to it's counterpart(touchless-based systems) it is a far more accurate and less sensitive to enviornmental conditions.


After cloning this repository and changing directories to it.

1. Install the dependencies

$ make install

2. Install library

$ make

See example of usage in examples folder.


Local Testing

$ sudo sh && sudo make test

Testing with Docker

$ sudo sh


We use sphinx to build our documentation based on rST files and comments in the code, below is a quick guide to getting started.

cd docs
make html

This will output the documentation to docs/_build/html. Now to view built documentation run open _build/html/index.html.


Contributions are welcome! Please read our Code of Conduct and how to contribute before contributing to help this project stay welcoming.

Directory Structure

├── docs                # Sphinx documentation folder
├── examples            # The example code 
├── src                 # The source code for the library
├── tests               # Unit tests and system tests
└── ui                  # The UI

To understand how the library works see


MIT License

Copyright (c) 2020 Akil M Hylton

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