The pandemic has enabled technology to advance much quicker as we experienced new challenges. This can be seen especially in the MedTech industry, wherein new solutions — from digital simulations for drug safety to making portable ultrasound scanners — have emerged. This has prompted new ways we interact with technology for our medical needs.
One company called NuraLogix tries to answer the need for contactless health solutions by unveiling its health-tracking application called Anura. The app, available on both iOS and Android, provides a detailed analysis of your health and wellness. All this AI-based technology requires is a few seconds to provide an analysis based on your physical, physiological, and psychological indexes.
Recently, NuraLogix announced that they are expanding their app for web browsers with Anura Web. The company has made it clear that browser users will have all the functions of their mobile counterparts. By making it available on browsers such as Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, users no longer need to download additional software to use the software’s functions.
How Anura Web works
To generate a health report, Anura Web will only need 30 seconds to scan your face with your camera. With the use of Affective AI technology, it can monitor their heart rate as well as other vital signs such as breathing rates, blood pressure, stress levels, and HRV. However, there is a gentle disclaimer that this won’t be as precise as the report of a healthcare professional. Once you open the web page, all you need to do is:
- Give your login credentials.
- Once your camera is on, adjust your face until it fits the oval shape on the screen.
- Hold still for 30 seconds.
As you hold still, Anura Web detects and tracks your face to look for specific regions of interest. Lights and their respective wavelengths reflected from the skin provides blood flow information. AI models are applied to the collected blood flow information to deduce the psychological and physiological effects.
At the moment, Anura Web is in beta testing. Interested parties can reach out and submit their letter of interest, but take note that not everyone will be able to participate in testing the app out.
Video: Anura – convenient and contactless health tracking comes to any web browser
Photo credit: The images used are owned by NuraLogix and have been provided for press usage.
Source: Press release