Bvue, an app, developed by Tel Aviv-based startup Binah.ai, can detect up to 15 vital signs by using only your phone’s camera. The AI-driven app uses light reflecting from the user’s cheeks to read their heart rate, oxygen saturation, respiration, mental stress, and heart rate variability, and more.
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The technology was awarded by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) as a CES Innovation Award 2020 honoree and named at CES Unveiled, the official media event of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), on Jan. 5, 2020, reports GlobeNewsWire.
“The core essence of what we have built is an easy and accessible digital app that offers the opportunity for any smartphone user to test their vital signs in real-time,” said David Maman, founder and CEO at Binah.ai. “Our goal is to empower patients, insurance providers, telehealth companies, medical personnel and beyond by providing them with this highly efficient health and wellness monitoring app that can be accessed anytime and does not require any additional hardware or wearables. It can ultimately extend coverage of medical services to everyone, everywhere.”
The application can monitor the user’s heart rate within 7 seconds, oxygen saturation within 10 seconds, respiration rate within 30 seconds and heart rate variability (HRV) within 45 seconds. By scanning the area of the user’s upper cheeks, the application can also assess mental stress levels within 90 seconds. With an ambitious roadmap, Binah.ai is working to soon add the ability to monitor hemoglobin levels, blood pressure and many other body measurements.
The medical-grade accuracy of Binah.ai has been proven against medical equipment. The app runs on the user’s device requires no internet access and can work remotely or locally, anywhere. The app compensates for movement, normalizes illumination and works on any skin color, age and/or gender.
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For business customers and partners, the app is available either through a software development kit (SDK) – both for iOS and Android – or as an end-to-end white-label platform. A consumer version is estimated to be available through Apple and Google application stores in March 2020.
Binah.ai aims to shape the future of artificial intelligence (AI) by simplifying and accelerating AI adoption with ready-to-use applications. The company applies their world-leading expertise in machine and deep learning, signal processing and AI to deliver on the vision of personalized, connected and available-to-all services in fields such as digital healthcare, insurance, wellness and more.