A new white paper - Stress and Recovery Analysis Method Based on 24-Hour Heart Rate Variability - developed by Firstbeat has been published. The white paper looks at the phenomena behind the method (autonomic nervous system, heart rate variability), the analysis procedure and practical application areas. In addition, the publication compares different stress and recovery analysis methods and presents research results achieved with the Firstbeat method.Read more »
Jokerit Helsinki ice hockey is playing their first season in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). The team started to apply Firstbeat SPORTS in order to be better prepared for tight game rhythm and travelling.
Because of the long distances, the away games are often played as tours in the KHL. Jokerit’s first away game tour lasted for nine days and included four games and 6200 kilometres of travelling.
- We have been aware that we would face these kinds of away game tours. We have been preparing ourselves for the season aiming for the players to be in good physical condition and able to handle this load. So that they would be fresh in every game, Head Coach Erkka Westerlund explains.
Optimizing recovery plays a big role in planning the schedule and program for the tours. Travelling is organized in a way that enables optimizing recovery by ensuring that the players have enough time to recover.
- We are hoping that the players will learn individual ways to enhance recovery and to fall asleep quickly after the game, Westerlund notes.Read more »
British Ambassador to Finland, Ms. Sarah Price visited the headquarters of Firstbeat Technologies in Jyväskylä Finland today. During the visit Ms. Price was acquainted to the Firstbeat heartbeat technology and activities of the company within Great Britain.
Great Britain represents a significant business area for Firstbeat with customers in professional sports, health and wellbeing. Firstbeat products are used in preventive healthcare among the biggest organizations in the field such as the National Health Service, Nuffield Health and Spire Healthcare.
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In autumn the new season has started or is about to start for many team sports. The tight game rhythm during the next 9 months sets huge challenges for teams and players to maintain optimal performance for the duration of … Continue reading