Experimental heart rate variability characterization
The heart rate (or pulse rate) of a healthy person varies from heartbeat to heartbeat. This variation is called heart rate variability (HRV). To find out how this heart rate variability behaves in relation to exercise intensity and duration, an observational study analyzing the effects of treadmill running on HRV with 32 subjects was conducted.
A better understanding of HRV characteristics might lead to an optimization of control systems for heart rate controlled training.
Lars Brockmann graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Bern University of Applied Sciences. He is continuing his education by attending the joint master’s program for biomedical engineering by the University of Bern and the Bern University of Applied Sciences while working part-time as an assistant at the HuCE.