Medically Monitoring Premature Babies with Cameras (image) Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Share Print E-Mail Caption With the camera system, no physical contact is required. The baby's pulse is detected by analyzing its skin color, which changes ever so slightly every time its heart beats. Breathing is monitored by measuring movements of its thorax and shoulders Credit Marc Delachaux / EPFL Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.