Heart Rate Measurements of Wearable Monitors Vary by Activity, Not Skin Color

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-36416
Published April 01, 2020 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Biomedical engineers have demonstrated that while different wearable technologies, like smartwatches and fitness trackers, can accurately measure heart rate across a variety of skin tones, the accuracy between devices begins to vary wildly when they measure heart rate during different types of everyday activities.