PPG-based Vital Signs Measurement Using SmartPhone Camera: Review


  • Ghada Khairi Khessro Northern Technical University, Technical Engineering College of Mosul, Department of Medical Instrumentation Technology Engineering, Mosul, Iraq
  • AbdulSattar Muhammed Khidhir Northern Technical University




PPG, Smartphone Camera, Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, Oxygen Saturation, Respiratory Rate


Due to their growing popularity and rapid performance improvements, smartphones have the potential to be an accurate, low-cost physiological monitoring tool that is useful outside of the clinical setting. Since the cardiac pulse is responsible for the slight color changes in skin, a pulsatile signal that is also known as a photoplethysmographic (PPG) signal can be evaluated by utilizing a digital camera to record a video of your Region Of Interest (ROI).

This review Study focuses on several research works that have used PPG-based video smartphone camera methods to measure Heart Rate (HR), Blood Pressure (BP), Oxygen Saturation (SpO2), and Respiratory Rate (RR). Comparing the approaches and results of each study (HR measurement studies produced acceptable findings with error rates less than 5%, BP error rates of results less than 10%, and SpO2 =<3.5%, by comparing the predicted models reading with the standard references reading) shows how smartphone-based physiological monitoring might be used in medical settings.

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“PPG-based Vital Signs Measurement Using SmartPhone Camera: Review”, NTU-JET, vol. 3, no. 2, Jul. 2024, doi: 10.56286/ntujet.v3i2.788.

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