Heartbeat Amplification and ECG Drawing from Video (Black and White or Colored Videos)
Keywords:Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG), Heartbeats Detecting, ECG Drawing, Skin Segmentation, Changing colors detection, Maxima Peaks Detection
Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG) is the process of recording the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time using electrodes placed on the skin. The main idea is how to detect activity of the heart from skin that appears in video without using electrodes. This paper, proposes an algorithm that works on analyzing video frames to detect heartbeats from tiny changes that happen in a skin color luminance (brightness) and then using them to amplifying heartbeat and drawing ECG. The results show that the heartbeat was detected and amplified and ECG was drawing from any part of the human body in different situations and from different video.