Wi-Fi can measure your breath and heartbeat with remarkable accuracy, research shows

Wi-Fi can now track vital signs like breathing and heartbeat with high accuracy.

: Delta's advanced algorithms allow Wi-Fi to monitor breathing rates and heartbeats by detecting signal disruptions. This technology could enhance healthcare monitoring in hospitals and homes, eliminating the need for wearable sensors. Delta also seeks to improve network performance with this Wi-Fi signal analysis.

At Computex, Delta presented groundbreaking research demonstrating how Wi-Fi can be used to accurately measure vital signs such as breathing rates and heartbeats. Their algorithms analyze disruptions in Wi-Fi signals caused by minute body movements, achieving high accuracy even at distances of up to five meters for breathing and one meter for heartbeat detection.

The potential applications of this technology range from healthcare, where it could monitor patients remotely, to enhancing safety by detecting unattended children or pets in vehicles. Delta also suggests using this technology to optimize network performance in environments like warehouses, automatically adjusting access points to maintain signal integrity.

Beyond immediate applications, Delta's innovation could reduce dependence on conventional health trackers, integrating vital sign monitoring into everyday devices such as smartphones and routers. This could revolutionize patient care and safety monitoring, providing seamless health tracking without direct physical contact or specialized equipment.