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Measurement, Prediction, and Control of Individual Heart Rate Responses to Exercise - Basics and Options for Wearable Devices

  • The use of wearable devices or "wearables" in the physical activity domain has been increasing in the last years. These devices are used as training tools providing the user with detailed information about individual physiological responses and feedback to the physical training process. Advantages in sensor technology, miniaturization, energy consumption and processing power increased the usability of these wearables. Furthermore, available sensor technologies must be reliable, valid and usable. Considering the variety of the existing sensors not all of them are suitable to be integrated in wearables. The application and development of wearables has to consider the characteristics of the physical training process to improve the effectiveness and efficiency as training tools. During physical training, it is essential to elicit individual optimal strain to evoke the desired adjustments to training. One important goal is to neither overstrain nor under challenge the user. Many wearables use heart rate as indicator for this individual strain. However, due to a variety of internal and external influencing factors, heart rate kinetics are highly variable making it difficult to control the stress eliciting individually optimal strain.

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Document Type:Article
Parent Title (English):Front Physiol. (Frontiers in Physiology)
First Page:778
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Publisher:Frontiers Media
Date of first publication:2018/06/25
Tag:heart rate control; heart rate modeling; heart rate prediction; load control; phenomenological approaches; training monitoring; wearable sensors
Departments, institutes and facilities:Fachbereich Informatik
Institut für Technik, Ressourcenschonung und Energieeffizienz (TREE)
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):000 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 000 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit / 613 Persönliche Gesundheit und Sicherheit
Entry in this database:2018/06/13