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.

Two screens in front of my stall at Spark Night

Spark Night was packed… but I still got to run my live demo!

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!

Click here to see my summary video

And of course, it’s open source!

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