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Response to Contact-Free Monitoring of Pulse Rate for Triage of Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department

      I recently read an article by Caspar et al. in your prestigious journal titled “Contact-free monitoring of pulse rate for triage of patients presenting to the emergency department” (
      • Caspar M
      • Dutilh G
      • Achermann S
      • Bingisser R
      • Nickel CH.
      Contact-free monitoring of pulse rate for triage of patients presenting to the emergency department.
      ). I applaud the authors’ extraordinary efforts and want to extend them my warmest congratulations for their endeavor. A few more ideas and proposals, however, might have enhanced this study.
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