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Remote Pulse Estimation in the Presence of Face Masks

  title={Remote Pulse Estimation in the Presence of Face Masks},
  author={Jeremy Speth and Nathan Vance and Patrick J. Flynn and K. Bowyer and Adam Czajka},
Remote photoplethysmography (rPPG), a family of techniques for monitoring blood volume changes, may be especially useful for widespread contactless health monitoring using face video from consumer-grade visible-light cameras. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the widespread use of protective face masks. We found that occlusions from cloth face masks increased the mean absolute error of heart rate estimation by more than 80\% when deploying methods designed on unmasked faces. We show that… 
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