Can Wearable Devices Accurately Measure Heart Rate Variability? A Systematic Review

Background: A growing number of wearable devices claim to provide accurate, cheap and easily applicable heart rate variability (HRV) indices. This is mainly accomplished by using wearable photoplethysmography (PPG) and/or electrocardiography (ECG), through simple and non-invasive techniques, as a su...

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Main Authors: Georgiou Konstantinos, Larentzakis Andreas V., Khamis Nehal N., Alsuhaibani Ghadah I., Alaska Yasser A., Giallafos Elias J.
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Pensoft Publishers 2018-03-01
Series:Folia Medica
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Online Access:http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/folmed.2017.60.issue-1/folmed-2018-0012/folmed-2018-0012.xml?format=INT
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Summary:Background: A growing number of wearable devices claim to provide accurate, cheap and easily applicable heart rate variability (HRV) indices. This is mainly accomplished by using wearable photoplethysmography (PPG) and/or electrocardiography (ECG), through simple and non-invasive techniques, as a substitute of the gold standard RR interval estimation through electrocardiogram. Although the agreement between pulse rate variability (PRV) and HRV has been evaluated in the literature, the reported results are still inconclusive especially when using wearable devices.
ISSN:1314-2143