MIT's New Video Technology Could Give You Superhuman Sight (video) reports that researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created “Eulerian Video Magnification” software, which amplifies subtle movements through video technology to reveal “hidden information” not visible by the naked eye, such as blood flowing through a face, or the human pulse. In other words, as noted in the video above, we might one day be able to take someone’s vital signs purely by watching them via a video.

The team of scientists who developed the technology note that the human eye is often unable to detect small motions and subtle variations in appearance that can offer important clues about a person or object. Their hope, according to their paper, is to reveal those “temporal variations in videos that are difficult or impossible to see with the naked eye and display them in an indicative manner.”

So how does this Eulerian Video Magnification work? You’ll have to click on the link to read more:

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