Open letter to the World’s leaders

We are seeing a familiar pattern as the Omicron variant of COVID-19 surges across the globe. The defences that you promised will keep us safe, are failing. The economy is going backwards. So you raise new defences, promising that this time they will protect us. Now, it’s the booster vaccine that will save us. Why… Continue reading Open letter to the World’s leaders

Registering on the HRV Health Platform

HRV Health places data quality at the forefront.  This starts at registration. All the important data are validated to make sure that they are correct. Yes, it appears to complicate the registration, but it saves our users from many problems later on. Email address: We authenticate the email address for two reasons:  To check that… Continue reading Registering on the HRV Health Platform

Heart Rate Variability: From Standard ECG Monitors to Wearables

Evangelia AthanasiouiMotions Product Management AssistantAugust 31st, 2021 Monitoring Heart Rate Variability (HRV) allows for exploring human activity through the heart, which can help us gain insight into health issues and behaviors. For example, fatigue and stress are daily characteristics that we can obtain by measuring HRV. In general, low HRV data can indicate fatigue, overtraining, cardiovascular… Continue reading Heart Rate Variability: From Standard ECG Monitors to Wearables

Measuring HRV

HRV results vary according to how and when they are measured. The “gold standard” for clinical HRV assessment is the 24 h HRV recording[1]An Overview of HRV Metrics and Norms with the subject linked to an ECG machine in a strictly controlled environment. These recordings achieve greater predictive power than short-term measurements. Although the mathematical formulas are the same,… Continue reading Measuring HRV

HRV and risk of severe COVID-19

A recent long term study[1]Underlying Medical Conditions and Severe Illness Among 540,667 Adults Hospitalized With COVID-19, March 2020–March 2021 from the CDC established that of the 540,667 of patients who were hospitalised, 94.9% had at least one underlying condition. Essential hypertension (50.4%), disorders of lipid metabolism (49.4%), and obesity (33.0%) were the most common.  In a earlier… Continue reading HRV and risk of severe COVID-19

Using the Android app for the first time

The Android app is an integral part of the HRV Health platform. The app collects the interbeat interval (IBI) data from the Polar H10 heart rate monitor (HRM), and loads that data onto the platform. The platform and the app use the HRM device ID as the mechanism to uniquely identify the user’s data. So,… Continue reading Using the Android app for the first time