Posts in HRV
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
Depression and HRV Biofeedback

Can biofeedback help severe depression? If there is a causative link between autonomic nervous system dysfunction and depression then various forms of biofeedback and neurofeedback might well be helpful. We look at some research showing positive effects of Heart Rate Variability (HRV) biofeedback training in severe depression.

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HRV, DepressionDerek 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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What's the point of HRV biofeedback?

Heart rate variability (HRV) or the study of heart rhythms, ieems a simple measure of physiological state and yet it gives us a powerful indicator of our inner emotional states and level of stress. With a BVP or EXG sensor and employing biofeedback techniques you have available a non-invasive tool to get your ANS back on track.  This may be as helpful to the athlete seeking to manage the stress of striving for peak performance as it is to the man in the street dealing with anxiety and depression.

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The brain in your heart

For centuries the heart has been considered as the source of emotion, courage and even wisdom but science is only just getting to grips with the complexity of this influence. We look at heart rate variability (HRV) that gives us some leverage to improve performance under pressure.

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