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Is it feasible to study heart rate values using wearables instead of traditional equipment in research?

Teekens, L.E.A. (2016) Is it feasible to study heart rate values using wearables instead of traditional equipment in research?

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Abstract:Wearables are getting more and more common and researchers are wondering if they could be a feasible alternative for traditional research equipment. The reason wearables are not widely used in research is that there are concerns about the differences between the values coming from wearables and traditional research equipment. This study examined heart rate data from four different wearables on their agreement with ECG obtained heart rate values in an ambulatory setting. The Bland-Altman method was used to determine the agreement. None of the wearables was accurate enough to be used in research regarding absolute heart rate. With the results of this study, no conclusions can be done about using wearables for heart rate zones or in other research situations where the absolute value is less important. To be able to use wearables for absolute heart rate values in research, first further development of the technology is needed. After that, there should be validation studies, which employ appropriate statistical measures, as discussed in the present thesis.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
Noldus Information Technology, Wageningen, the Netherlands
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/71386
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