American scientists have invented a tiny device that can be used to detect breathing and heart rate by wearing a mask.
They have dubbed this device ‘FaceBit’ in the style of ‘FitBit’, which monitors health through smart watch.
The Facebook bit is about the size of a small coin and can be attached to any N95 mask with a magnet.
Although its battery lasts for several days, it keeps charging itself from the wearer’s breath, body heat and sunlight; And so it needs to be recharged 11 days after being charged once.
The ‘FaceBit’ is equipped with sensors that detect breaths and pulses that send their collected information instantly to a central system.
Using artificial intelligence, the system converts the speed of breathing and heartbeat into health-related conditions and if it notices an abnormal change in it, it will immediately notify the person via a mobile app or Gives to the concerned authorities.
In addition to breathing and heartbeat, FaceBit also monitors whether the mask is loose or leaking.
The device was invented by Dr. Hoziah Hester, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Northwestern University, Illinois, and his colleagues, and is currently being successfully tested on medical staff working in hospitals.
Details of this invention, ie Facebook, have been published in the latest issue of Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies.