Posts in BVP
HRV training with Biotrace+

Heart rate variability (HRV) refers to the natural variability of the intervals between consecutive heart beats.  High HRV is a good thing and associated with overall health. Applications include high performance sport training and HRV biofeedback tools are embedded in the Biotrace+ software for the NeXus systems.

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Biofeedback, BVP, HRVDerek Jones
Basics of heart rate variability biofeedback

In recent years there has been substantial support for heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback with a variety of applications both as treatment and for performance enhancement. This brief article takes a look at HRV biofeedback - what it is and how it is measured. It is true to say that practitioners have practical experience that shows HRV biofeedback can have positive effects even if we have an imperfect idea of the all the underlying psychophysiological mechanisms.  HRV is sometimes seen as an indicator of physical and emotional resilience.

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Biometric gloves monitor the stress of F1 racing

According to MIT's Technology Review, F1 drivers are getting biometric gloves that monitor the stress of racing.  Pit crews will be able to keep a watchful eye on drivers thanks to new sensors at their fingertips. Drivers will wear gloves that include a pulse oximetry sensor to measure heart rate and blood oxygen. It's a nice example of how physiological measurement is now seen as key to acheiving peak performance across all major sports.

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