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Development and preliminary evaluation of an Android based heart rate variability biofeedback system

F. Abtahi ; A. Berndtsson ; Shirin Abtahi (Institutionen för signaler och system) ; F. Seoane ; K. Lindecrantz
2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014 (1557-170X). p. 3382 - 3385. (2014)
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

The reduced Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is believed to be associated with several diseases such as congestive heart failure, diabetes and chronic kidney diseases (CKD). In these cases, HRV biofeedback may be a potential intervention method to increase HRV which in turn is beneficial to these patients. In this work, a real-time Android biofeedback application based on a Bluetooth enabled ECG and thoracic electrical bioimpedance (respiration) measurement device has been developed. The system performance and usability have been evaluated in a brief study with eight healthy volunteers. The result demonstrates real-time performance of system and positive effects of biofeedback training session by increased HRV and reduced heart rate. Further development of the application and training protocol is ongoing to investigate duration of training session to find an optimum length and interval of biofeedback sessions to use in potential interventions.



Denna post skapades 2016-01-04. Senast ändrad 2016-01-04.
CPL Pubid: 229537

 

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Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för signaler och system

Ämnesområden

Klinisk medicin

Chalmers infrastruktur