Better tools to help you keeping track of physiological changes in response to infections and sickness
With the ongoing global pandemic, the medical community has been looking into alternatives that can help identifying and managing individuals that might require additional care, which brought a renewed interest into wearables or in general in tools that can provide physiological measurements. Heart rate, HRV, temperature, are all great candidates as these parameters have shown a consistent response to infections.
In this context, in the past few weeks we have started a few collaborations with research institutions in Italy and Germany, providing the technology required to further investigate the relationship between (among other parameters), resting physiology and COVID-19 infections.
However, as a user of our system, you might want to know what to look at as a potential indicator of infection or sickness based on our current knowledge and published research.
In this post, I cover the basics of heart rate in the context of infections, and show a new feature we have built in HRV4Training Pro to help you identify more easily periods in which heart rate is abnormal, and therefore might require more attention.
I hope you'll find the material and new feature useful. Full post at this link.
Founder of HRV4Training, Advisor @Oura , Guest Lecturer @VUamsterdam , Editor @ieeepervasive. PhD Data Science, 2x MSc: Sport Science, Computer Science Engineering. Runner