Australian researchers develop drone capable of measuring a person’s breathing and heart rate from 60 metres. The Technology is getting advanced day by day. Every day we wake up with invention of something new and incredible in the world of tech. As, recently research team of Australia have developed a drone that is capable of measuring a person’s breathing and heart rate from 60 metres away.
The researchers’ team was led by Javaan Chahl from the University of South Australia (UniSA). They showed that the drone was talented to measure a subject’s heartbeat with the help of camera to sense the top a person’s head pulsing by about one millimeter with each beat, reports Xinhua news agency.
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“Basically in a disaster, unfortunately you have to prioritise who’s living, who’s dead and perhaps who’s dying, and this might allow a drone to map a scene and establish the general condition of people,” Chahl told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
“The same software could do facial recognition, measure their heart rate after climbing up some stairs in the subway, and you could do that for 100,000 people a day,” Chahl stated.
The drones were created in coincidence with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to be deployed and set up during humanitarian crises. The aim is to advance technology that may help during humanitarian crises.
On the other hand, as every coin has two sides this technology has also a bad use as Chahl said that the device could also be used for terrible things like spying or weaponisation.
“If we can start doing these things, so can somebody who has a bad agenda,” Chahl said. “Somebody could take their data and do something with it, you could try to sell them something, you could deny them insurance, and you could tell their employer.”