Firstbeat Solutions for Research Purposes

Cutting-edge technology for accurate physiology monitoring to measure and visualize stress, recovery, sleep, and exercise insights in a powerful way.
Firstbeat Science

We provide researchers with easy access to highly accurate ECG-based heart rate variability (HRV) monitoring for assessing physiological reactions. You can also collect raw data of RR-intervals of the heart, 3D acceleration and ECG with our accurate measurement device.

BASED ON 20 YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Pioneer in Physiological Analytics and HRV Analysis

Our technology combines heart rate variability (HRV) data with advanced mathematical and signal processing methods to document an individual’s autonomic nervous system regulation. Our solution has already been utilized by more than 100 leading universities and research institutes across Europe, North America, and Australia.

100+ Billion Heartbeats Analyzed

80+ SCIENTIFIC LAB RESEARCH PROJECTS

 180+ PEER-REVIEWED SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

Firstbeat Life – A Complete Solution

Firstbeat Life is a professional-grade health and wellness solution. For research purposes, it provides easy access to highly accurate ECG-based heart rate variability (HRV) monitoring for assessing physiological reactions. Researchers gain access to participants’  beat-to-beat heart rate, stress, recovery, sleep and physical activity metrics, group reports and full data export.

Firstbeat Life mobile app for participants to monitor stress, recovery, sleep, and exercise.

Personal measuring device for highly accurate heart rate variability and movement measurements.

Firstbeat Life Admin tool for researchers managing customer data, results, and reporting.

Data Export of all key metrics and RR-interval data.

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Licenses and Devices

  • Each participant requires an active license to use Firstbeat Life
  • Researchers can add and manage licenses in the Firstbeat Life Admin tool
  • License period can be selected for a minimum duration of one month
  • Devices may be reused and circulated between research participants

Managing and Analyzing Data

  • Researchers gain remote access to participants’ individual data and group reports
  • Participants give consent to use their measurement data for research via the Firstbeat Life mobile app.
  • Data export provides all key metrics and RR-interval data (available during 2022 – until that provided as a service by Firstbeat)

Download a brochure to see the full list of parameters and prices

How to Conduct Research with Firstbeat Life?

Liity kumppaniksi1) Order the Devices

The selected number of Bodyguard 3 measurement devices are delivered in a single bulk package to you. In research projects, you can re-use and circulate the devices.

2) Activate Your Admin Account

You can activate the participants’ licenses and monitor results remotely in Firstbeat Life Admin tool. The minimum license duration is one month.

3) Engage All Participants

All participants collect measurements on their own and get personalized insights results and guidance via the mobile app. 

4) Leverage the Data

With your Admin credentials, you can monitor individual results and monthly group reports. Additional full Data Export covers the available scalars and vectors.

Reliable for Everyone

The technology is reliable for all users, both during rest and in motion. Unlike optical sensors, accuracy is not dependent on, e.g., skin pigment or temperature, anatomy or motion state.

Accurate Insights

Measure motion tracking data and heart rate to the nearest millisecond – more precisely than is possible with any other technology.

Real Data, Real Results

Access Firstbeat Life individual and group reports remotely, utilize our full data export or collect just raw data for your analysis.

Firstbeat for Research

Firstbeat Bodyguard 3 for Research

With Firstbeat Bodyguard 3 sensors you can record RR-intervals, ECG and/or 3D acceleration based on your requirements. The sensor uses clinically approved medical electrodes to monitor ECG-based beat-to-beat heart rate data (RR-intervals). This is the “gold standard” for heart rate variability (HRV) monitoring used in clinical settings. Data is compatible with common analysis softwares like Kubios.

Use the code “Research Campaign” to get 20% off. Valid until 31.12.2022.

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Technical specifications:

  • IP class during measurement: IP54
  • Weight: 26g, Size: 54mm. x 38mm x 7.7mm
  • RR-interval Measurement: BG3 measures beat-by-beat intervals as time between consecutive R-peaks in ECG. Measurement resolution: 1ms.
  • 1-Channel ECG
    • 256 Hz
    • 18-bit per sample
    • Motion noise suppression with HP 4.4Hz
      → optimal for wearable rhythm monitoring

Download a brochure for more information

The technology is reliable for all users, both during rest and in motion. Unlike optical sensors, accuracy is not dependent on, e.g., skin pigment or temperature, anatomy or motion state.

How to do Research with Firstbeat Bodyguard 3 ?

Liity kumppaniksi1) Order the Devices

The selected number of Bodyguard 3 measurement devices are delivered in a single bulk package to you. In research projects, you can re-use and circulate the devices.

2) Start Measurements

Plan the measurements and raw data processing. Deliver the measurement devices to participants.

3) Export Data for Analysis

Export the raw data with our exporter tool (Windows/PC, Mac) and analyse with the selected methods and platform. Data is compatible with e.g. Kubios.

Publications and Studies Featuring Firstbeat

Firstbeat’s methods and solutions have been utilized in hundreds of scientific research projects and publications. Some of the various scientific research purposes to date include occupational health care, sleep research, psychotherapy, behavioral research, and sports coaching. Read more from our publications pages.

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