Technical

With our easy-to-use measurement tools, automated analysis and reporting, you can get straight to what you do best. Help your clients to manage stress, enhance recovery, exercise right and take the right steps towards better wellness and performance.

Complete Stress and Recovery Analysis

Firstbeat Lifetyle Assessment is a unique tool for measuring and demonstrating daily periods of stress and recovery. The Lifestyle Assessment report shows, for example, if a person gets enough recovery in a 24-hour period and if the resources consumed during the day recover sufficiently during night sleep.

One of the central goals of stress measurement is to avoid prolonged stress, which can lead to serious overload and exhaustion. The risk can be reduced by taking care of regular recovery and replenishment of resources, which can be monitored with the Lifestyle Assessment. With Firstbeat Lifestyle Assessment you will see:

  • Daily stress peaks and causes of stress
  • Sufficiency of daily recovery and sleep
  • Sleep quality (Heart rate variability as RMSSD)
  • Health and fitness effects of physical activity and exercise (Firstbeat Training Effect)
  • Energy expenditure (kcal)
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Example. A normal work day includes some stress and it is not necessary to eliminate that. Recovery should be ensured by paying attention to sufficient sleep, relaxing leisure time and short breaks to intercept the stress cycles.

Features and Technical Requirements

Lifestyle Assessment as a Tool

  • Use the Firstbeat Bodyguard 2, a heart rate variability (HRV) device to capture 72+ hours of data
  • Automated analysis: Create reports online or manage the device preparation, shipping and data upload yourself.
  • Generate easy-to-understand report automatically for individual and group clients
  • Professional report that helps you take the right actions
  • Training and support
  • Effortless for the client: Mobile diary to record daily activities.

Firstbeat Lifestyle Assessment Features

Communication tools and diaries

  • Web-based electronic diary and personal information request tools
  • Tools supporting feedback sessions and personal lifestyle goal setting
  • Customizable email forms for automated messaging with the customers

Measurements

  • Dedicated devices for beat-by-beat 24h  heart rate and heart rate variability (HRV) measurement (Firstbeat Bodyguard 2)
  • Support for other R-R recording devices and data file uploads
  • Device management tool (device availability, usage rates, reliability)
  • Efficient data upload from Bodyguard 2 device to server
  • Automated device preparation and checks

Reporting

  • The following reports in pdf format: Lifestyle Assessment, Lifestyle Assessment Summary, Training effect and Physical workload
  • Additional reporting options: 1 day per report or multiple days per report
  • Creation of custom reports
  • Specialist reports on HRV based stress classification
  • Group reporting tools
  • Customer specifiable graphical elements and branding
  • Available report languages: English, German, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Hungarian, Portuguese
  • Export of detailed data for research use

Note! A color printer is required for printing Lifestyle Assessment reports!

Automated heart rate variability (HRV) analysis

  • Analysis has been developed based on physiological research on autonomic nervous system (ANS) function
  • Results are scaled according to 24h HRV assessment and laboratory assessment databases
  • Underlying physiological model  produces detailed second-by-second information on exercise and physical activity, energy metabolism, and stress and recovery
  • Quantified indexes on stress, recovery, workload and exercise
  • Built-in stress and recovery state classification and interpretation tool
  • Automated measurement error correction and quality checks

Optimized processes for services delivery

  • Process for managing individual assessments
  • Project management for group assessments
  • Support for different types of reporting and assessments
  • Reminder emails on workflow
  • Built-in step-by-step process to improved quality in service delivery

Administrative tools and security

  • Professional users accounts management
  • System statistics and access logs
  • Customization tools and system options
  • SSL secured communications and password access security
  • Built-in user instructions and guidance
  • Technical architecture supports dedicated servers and high volume use

Bodyguard 2

High Performance HRV Recorder for Professional Use

  • Accurate and reliable for measuring heart rate variability
  • Easy to use: Attaches with two electrodes and starts recording automatically
  • Suitable for demanding conditions: Unobtrusive and ergonomic design

Firstbeat Bodyguard 2 is a reliable R-R interval and movement data recording device for short and long-term measurements. Bodyguard 2 is designed for round-the-clock recordings and can be used during exercise, leisure time and sleep. The device is unobtrusive and easy to use as it attaches directly to the skin with two chest electrodes and starts recording data automatically. The measurement data is uploaded directly to Firstbeat Lifestyle Assessment or Sports software and the battery is charged via USB without any additional cables.

Watch an instruction video How to Use Firstbeat BG2 and learn more about the technical specifications of the Bodyguard 2, Bodyguard 2 warranty.

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Reports Available in the Firstbeat Lifestyle Assessment

Individual Lifestyle Assessment reports visualize the impact of daily choices on well-being and performance

Alternative reports provide individuals with specific information on different areas of well-being

Service providers’ specialist reports support the interpretation of results