I just got a peek at the future and it is a bit scary
Recently, I have been talking with the CEO of a very interesting Israeli start up. His company has developed a way of getting vital signs just using the camera from a smartphone. Right now they can get heart rate, blood oxygen, heart rate variability (which correlates with stress), respiratory rate, and soon, blood pressure. I was amazed that you can get all this info just by looking at the skin of the face. I believe this will be very helpful in telemedicine.
I started to think about what these kinds of capabilities potentially mean. The combination of smart phones with amazing power and IA, will make it possible not only to monitor vitals signs, but understand the subjective space of a person. We will be able to tell if people are excited or bored. If they are truthful or lying. If they are attracted or repelled by someone. The list goes on an on. I can only imagine the add on’s for Zoom telling you that the person that is speaking is lying for instance.
Sorry, I have been ignoring this blog. I am deep into the editing of my book. It should be published in September. Use this link if you want to be notified when it will be available.