This week I found three useful apps (toys) for Bob.
Heart Rate Camera-Touchless Pulse, Intra Labs, LLC. ($2.99) (there are several free apps)
The company makes clear this app is not a medical app. I actually think that is a CYA statement (cover your ass). So, let's play it their way. You exercise a lot and want to see how much you increase your heart rate.
It works like this, install the app on either your iPhone, iPad, or both. As long as the device has a camera you are in business. Open the app and hold the device in front of your face. In probably less than a minute your heart rate number will appear on the screen. Do this before you begin exercising and again when you stop to see the amount of increase. It works off skin tones.
The free apps are probably just fine but since pulse and blood pressure readings are so important in this house I suppose I thought purchasing one would mean it was better (probably not). Bob has checked it several times against the number he gets from his blood pressure machine and it is within a point of the same.
I expect Bob to begin stopping strangers so he can hold his phone in front of their faces and tell them their heart rates.
Level is a fun free app. Install it and you have yourself a level in case you see anything crooked. Looks just like the levels we've always known and loved, complete with the bubble in the liquid.
Flashlight is a free app both of us enjoy. Turns your camera flash into a flashlight.
Folks that's it for today.