Honours Year Project: PneumoCheck
Each year, Monash University holds Spark Night, a showcase for Honours year students of the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (ECSE). It was a great event to celebrate a year’s worth of coding and building, and a chance to sharpen our elevator pitches!
I was happy to take my place among the stalls to demonstrate my latest work.
I created PneumoCheck: an algorithm that turns your webcam into a virtual Pulse Oximeter! Using just a short video clip of your face, taken with any webcam, it can derive your pulse and blood oxygenation level.
Along the way, I learned a lot about video compression and analysis, not to mention getting a crash course in biomedical signal processing!
I was thrilled when my project received a nice Distinction for all my efforts throughout the year. Running an entire software project by yourself is no easy feat!