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Ever considered the tireless work of your heart? Heart rate monitors offer insights into your cardiovascular health, tracking heartbeats and pulse rates. From workouts to stress levels and sleep quality, these portable devices are gaining popularity. They work through electrocardiography or photoplethysmography, providing accurate readings. Chest-band devices, wrist wearables, and smart rings are common types. Additionally, Veyetals’ SDK integrates contactless monitoring of vital signs, enhancing health insights. Remember, while these devices are valuable, they’re not substitutes for medical advice.

Our heart beats up to sixty to a hundred times in a minute. But, have you ever thought that you take enough care of the heart that pumps blood to all parts of your body? Isn’t it true that we take our normal functioning at heart for granted? The thump thump of your heart is demanding work, and its normal functioning requires care and attention. Keeping track of your heartbeat through heart rate monitors can help you determine what measures you should take for your cardiovascular health. 

Heart rate monitors are devices that can help you keep a record of your heart or pulse rate. This heart rate monitoring can help track your heart functioning but should not replace medical care. In this blog, we’ll dig deeper to know how heart rate monitors are helpful for our health and keep us informed about our condition.

What are heart rate monitors?

First, let’s discover how heart rate monitors work and what their role is in monitoring cardiovascular health and fitness levels. These are devices designed to keep track of your heartbeat or pulse. The advancement of technology has made these heart rate monitoring devices portable, wearable, and small. Most of them contain very accurate sensors. Although these devices are perfect for keeping a record of your pulse, they should not be used as a substitute for medical care devices.

What do people use it for?

Many people nowadays prefer to use these devices and have smartwatches or wearable tech devices with heart monitors installed in them. These devices help them to know how they are doing. These fitness-tracking devices can easily be connected to laptops or phones wirelessly, making them suitable for daily use.

Here are some reasons why people may opt to use these devices

      • To keep track of their heartbeat during their workouts

      • To monitor stress levels during the day

      • To keep a record of their condition, they have any medical concerns

      • To keep track of their sleep quality

    How do these devices work?

    Heart rate and pulse monitoring are two different ways you can track the activity of your heart. Heart rate is how many times your heart beats per minute, while pulse rate shows how many times your arteries expand because of your heartbeat. These devices use different approaches to track your heart or pulse rate. However, some conditions can make it harder to detect the pulse in your arms, affecting the working of these devices. These heart rate monitoring devices use two different approaches to track your heart or pulse rate:

    1) Electrocardiography

    The human heart generates a tiny electrical current every time it beats. These devices use these electrical currents to monitor your heart or pulse rate. This detection ability helps them to keep track of the electrical current and tell you your heat or pulse rate.

    2) Photoplethysmography

    This approach is an optical approach using infrared light. These devices use infrared red lights to see the expansion of your arteries whenever the heart pumps blood through them to tell you about your pulse rate. Sometimes, these devices can even tell the oxygen levels in your blood.

    Common types of heart monitor devices:

    Chest-band decides

    These devices use electrical signals to detect your heartbeat. They are wrapped around the chest and can detect the electrical current produced by the heart to tell your heart condition. Usually, the chest-band devices need to be wet or require a conductive gel to function as expected. 

    Wrist wearables

    There are two major arteries around our wrists and, foremost, arms. These arteries provide blood to the skin at the surface of the arm and wrists. The wrist wearables use LEDs and sensors to detect the expansion of your arteries every time blood flows through them and give you information about your pulse rate.

    Smart rings

    These rings use an optical approach to provide information about your heat or pulse rate, and you can wear them like jewelry. These devices are new and have limited accuracy.

    Integrating SDK for Enhanced Heart Rate Monitoring with Veyetals

    Leveraging rPPG technology, Veyetals’ robust SDK allows for contactless monitoring of vitals, including heart rate, blood pressure, blood glucose, oxygen saturation, and stress levels—all in just 30 seconds, using your smart device’s camera. Veyetals SDK enables developers to integrate this functionality into their apps seamlessly. Veyetals leverages SDKs to enhance its platform, offering users comprehensive health insights, including real-time heart rate monitoring. This integration expands functionality, ensures a seamless user experience, and allows customization to meet specific needs, ultimately contributing to better health outcomes.


    Although these devices are suitable for monitoring your heart conditions, they do not replace officially approved medical devices and doctor’s advice.

    MarkiTech has various subsidiaries with products and services targeted towards digital healthcare, telehealth/telemedicine, and a virtual clinic with a laser focus on helping seniors age in place and help their caregivers. is a company focused on remote patient monitoring and aging solutions, which utilizes artificial intelligence to track patient’s health and keep a round-the-clock connection between caregivers and patients. 

    Veyetals also uses rPPG and AI modeling algorithms to measure vitals anytime, anywhere to capture the light reflected by the blood vessels under a patient’s skin. 

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