Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis

, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 646–651 | Cite as

Approximation-Based Transformation of Color Signal for Heart Rate Estimation with a Webcam

  • M. KopeliovichEmail author
  • M. Petrushan
  • D. Shaposhnikov
Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop


Photoplethysmography (PPG) is a method for contactless heart rate estimation through the analysis of slight variations of skin color. Skin color variation caused by changes in the blood volume in vessels and registered by a camera is called color signal. Recent studies proved that some PPG methods could be used to produce accurate heart rate estimations on videodata recorded by common web-cameras that makes them potentially applicable for longterm health monitoring in home or office conditions. In this work, we study novel Approximation-based transformation method of signal processing and evaluate its combination with common preprocessing and postprocessing algorithms. Approximation-based transformation is the procedure of computing an approximation signal that consists of leading coefficients of the local quadratic approximation of the color signal.


remote photoplethysmography color signal signal processing heart rate evaluation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.I.I. Vorovich Institute for Mathematics, Mechanics and Computer ScienceSouthern Federal UniversityRostov-on-DonRussia
  2. 2.Center of NeurotechnologiesSouthern Federal UniversityRostov-on-DonRussia

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