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Tieteelliset julkaisut aiheesta

Stressi, palautuminen, uni ja hyvinvointi

Title Author Year Journal/Proceedings Study design & Population Category Physiological parameter(s) Insights on findings
The Effect of using Noise Cancellation Earplubs in Open-plan Offices on the Work Wellbeing and Work Performance of Software Professionals
Kari T, Makkonen M, Frank L 2017 The 11th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS), Proceedings, Genoa, Italy, 2017 Experimental study; Adults, n = 28 Applied use Stress and recovery; oxygen consumption; energy expenditure; respiration rate; RR-intervals This explorative study investigated both objectively measured and subjectively perceived effects of adopting noise cancellation earplugs by open-plan office workers in a software company, and used Firstbeat Lifestyle Assessment for physiology analytics.
Social rhythms of the heart
Pantzar M, Ruckenstein M & Mustonen V 2017 Health sociology review 26(1): 22-37 Cross-sectional study; Adults, n = 35 Applied use Stress and recovery Firstbeat was used to describe and visualize social rhythms of stress and recovery in the everyday life.
Recovery of rescuers from a 24-h shift and its association with aerobic fitness
Lyytikäinen K, Toivonen L, Hynynen E, Lindholm H & Kyröläinen H 2017 International journal of occupational medicine and environmental health 30(3): 433-444 Cross-sectional study; Adults, n = 14 Applied use Stress and recovery Firstbeat was used to study changes in autonomic control during a 24-hour work shift and its recovery period among rescuers. Also relation of aerobic fitness on recovery was studied.
Physiological load and psychological stress during a 24-hour work shift among Finnish firefighters
Kaikkonen P, Lindholm H & Lusa S 2017 Journal of occupational and environmental medicine 59(1): 41-46 Cross-sectional study; Adults, n = 25 Applied use Stress and recovery; VO2; Energy expenditure Firstbeat method was used to describe physiological load and psychological stress of firefighters during a 24-hour work shift
Short-term physiological strain and recovery among employees working with agile and lean methods in software and embedded ICT systems
Tuomivaara S, Lindholm H & Känsälä M 2017 International journal of human-computer interaction Cross-sectional study; Adults, n = 36 Applied use Stress and recovery Firstbeat method and Bodyguard device were used to assess short-term physiological stress and recovery associated with agile and lean work working methods. Results showed that agile work could even out workload during a working period.
Physical activity, heart rate variability-based stress and recovery, and subjective stress during a 9-month study period
Föhr T, Tolvanen A, Myllymäki T, Järvelä-Reijonen E, Peuhkuri K, Rantala S, Kolehmainen M, Korpela R, Lappalainen R, Ermes M, Puttonen S, Rusko H & Kujala UM 2017 Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports 27: 612-621 Intervention study; Adults, n = 221 Applied use Stress and recovery Firstbeat method was used to objectively measure stress and recovery to study association between physical activity and objective stress and recovery with subjective stress
Effects of using standing versus sitting workstations on the well-being at work of software professionals
Makkonen M, Silvennoinen M, Nousiainen T, Pesola A & Vesisenaho M 2016 Versendaal et al. (eds), BLED 2016: Proceedings of the 29thBled eConference “Digital economy”: 419-433 Intervention study; Adults, n = 29 Applied use Physical activity; Stress and recovery Firtsbeat method was used to examine potential effects of using standing versus sitting workstations on the well-being at work
Eustress – findings concerning the indication and interpretation of positive stress among entrepreneurs – a case study
Oksman V, Ermes M & Tikkamäki K 2016 The business and management review 7 (3): 342-347 Case study; Adults, n = 9 Applied use Stress and recovery Firstbeat method was used to get information of entrepereneurs’ physiological reactions. Afterwards positive and negative stress reactions were discriminated based on subjective feelings.
An After-School, high-intensity, interval physical activity programme improves health-related fitness in children
Martinez S, Rios L, Tamayo I, Almeida L, Lopez-Gomez M & Jara C 2016 Motriz, Rio Claro 22 (4): 359-367 Intervention study; Children, n = 94 Applied use EPOC; Physical activity Firstbeat method was used to assess workload of children aged 7-9 years participating in programmed physical activity in intervention group vs. control group setting
Physical activity, body mass index and heart rate variability-based stress and recovery in 16 275 Finnish employees: a cross-sectional study
Föhr T, Pietilä J, Helander E, Myllymäki T, Lindholm H, Rusko H & Kujala UM 2016 BMC Public Health 16:701 Cross-sectional study; Adults, n = 16 275 Firstbeat database Stress and recovery Firstbeat database was used to explore associations between PA level and BMI, and Firstbeat stress and recovery. High PA level was associated with better stress recovery balance whereas higher BMI were associated with poorer results. The study emphazises benefical effects of PA for stress balance.
Soft proposody and embodied attunement in therapeutic interaction: A multimethod case study of a moment of change Kykyri V-L, Karvonen A, Wahlström J, Kaartinen J, Penttonen M & Seikkula J 2016 Journal of Constructivist Psychology 30(3): 211-234 Case study; Adults, n = 3 Applied use Stress and recovery Firstbeat method was used to assess stress level of therapist and client in psychotherapy
Sympathetic nervous system synchrony in couple therapy
Karvonen A, Kykyri V-L, Kaartinen J, Penttonen M & Seikkula J 2016 Journal of Maritla and Family Therapy 42(3): 383-395 Cross-sectional study; Adults, n = 30 Applied use Stress and recovery Firstbeat method was used to assess stress level of therapists and clients in psychotherapy
Subjective stress, objective heart rate variability stress, and recovery on workdays among overweight and psychologically distressed individuals: a cross-sectional study
Föhr T, Tolvanen A, Myllymäki T, Järvelä-Reijonen E, Rantala S, Korpela R, Peuhkuri K, Kolehmainen M, Puttonen S, Lappalainen R, Rusko H & Kujala U 2015 Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 10(30) Cross-sectional study; Adults, n = 221 Validity Stress and recovery Subjective stress was directly associated with objective stress and inversely with objective recovery measured with the Firstbeat method. The authors suggested that objective stress assessment provides an additional aspect to stress evaluation.
Predictors of increase in physical activity during a 6-month follow-up period among overweight and physically inactive healthy young adults
Mutikainen A, Föhr T, Karhunen L, Kolehmainen M, Kainulainen H, Lappalainen R & Kujala U 2015 Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness 13(2): 63-71 Cohort study; Adults, n = 51 Applied use; Intervention Stress and recovery The study examined how psychological and physiological variables at baseline predicted increase of PA level during a 6-month intervention period in overweight and physically inactive young adults who participated in lifestyle counselling without supervised PA sessions.
Exploratory analysis of associations between individual lifestyles and heart rate variability -based recovery during sleep Pietilä J, Helander E, Myllymäki T, Korhonen I, Jimison H & Misha P 2015 EMBC’15. 37th Annual International Conference ot the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (peer reviewed) Cross-sectional study; Adults, n = 6288 Firstbeat database Stress and recovery; Sleep The study explored the importance of different lifestyle factors on Firstbeat’s HRV-based recovery during sleep on a large sample. Alcohol consumption, physical activity, fitness, and sleep duration play significant role in recovery.
The embodied attunement of therapists and a couple within dialogical psychotherapy: An introduction to the realtional mind research project Seikkula J, Karvonen A, Kykyri V-L, Kaartinen J & Penttonen M 2015 Family Process 54: 703-715 Case study; Adults, n = 4 Applied use Stress and recovery Firstbeat method was used to assess stress level of therapists and clients in psychotherapy
Associations of physical activity, fitness, and body composition with heart rate variability-based indicators of stress and recovery on workdays: a cross-sectional study Teisala T, Mutikainen S, Tolvanen A, Rottensteiner M, Leskinen T, Kaprio J, Kolehmainen M, Rusko H & Kujala UM 2014 Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 9:16 Cross-sectional study; Adults, n = 81 Applied use; Usability Stress and recovery Physical activity, fitness level and body composition were associated with Firstbeat stress and recovery, and stress was associated with self-reported occupational burnout symptoms. The authors concluded that the results support the usability of the Firstbeat method in the evaluation of stress and recovery
The effectiveness and applicability of different lifestyle interventions for enhancing wellbeing: the study design for a randomized controlled trial for persons with metabolic syndrome risk factors and psychological stress Lappalainen R, Sairanen E, Järvelä E, Rantala S, Korpela R, Puttonen S, Kujala UM, Myllymäki T, Peuhkuri K, Mattila E, Kaipainen K, Ahtinen A, Karhunen L, Pihlajamäki J, Järnefelt H, Laitinen J, Kutinlahti E, Saarelma O, Ermes M & Kolehmainen M 2014 BMC Public Health 14:310 Randomized controlled trial Adults, n = 339 Applied use; Usability Stress and recovery Firstbeat Lifestyle Assessment was used as an objective method for measuring stress and recovery in RCT examining the effectiveness, applicability, and acceptability of different lifestyle interventions with individuals having symptoms of metabolic syndrome and psychological distress
Feasibility of a personal health technology-based psychological intervention for men with stress and mood problems: randomized controlled pilot trial Lappalainen P, Kaipainen K, Lappalainen R, Hoffrén H, Myllymäki T, Kinnunen M-L, Mattila E, Happonen A, Rusko H & Korhonen I 2013 JMIR Res Protoc 2(1):e1 Cohort study; Adults n = 23 Applied use; Usability Stress and recovery Firstbeat lifestyle assessment was used in a well-being intervention utilizing several technology tools and rated as the most useful intervention component by the participants
Effects of daily intake of yoghurt enriched with bioactive components on chronic stress responses: a double-blinded randomized cotrolled trial Jaatinen N, Korpela R, Poussa T, Turpeinen A, Mustonen S, Merilahti J & Peuhkuri K 2014 International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition 65(4):507-514 Randomized Controlled Trial; Adults, n = 72 Applied use Stress and recovery The study used Firstbeat method as objective physiological method to assess stress when investigating whether yoghurt enriched with bioactive components have stress reducing effects as compared to normal yoghurt
Heart rate variability measurements in mobile work
Hyrkkänen U & Vartiainen M 2012 Communications in Computer and Information Science 313:60-67. 4th International Conference on Well-Being in the Information Society. Eriksson-Backa K, Luoma A, Krook E (Eds.) Cross-sectional study; Adults, n = 10 Applied use; Usability Stress and recovery HRV-based Firstbeat assessment was found to be especially suitable for mobile employees with mobile working mode who have difficulties on controlling their work–life balance
Effects of exercise intensity and duration on nocturnal heart rate variability and sleep quality Myllymäki T, Rusko H, Syväoja H, Juuti T, Kinnunen M-L & Kyröläinen H 2012 European Journal of Applied Physiology 112(3): 801-809 Experimental study; Adults, n = 14 Applied use Stress and recovery; Sleep Firstbeat relaxation was decreased during sleep after demanding exercises [vigorous or long] compared to control sleep without changes in actigraphy or subjective sleep quality
Heart rate variability related to effort at work Uusitalo A, Mets T, Martinmäki K, Mauno S, Kinnunen U & Rusko H 2011 Applied Ergonomics 42(6): 830-838 Cross-sectional study; Adults, n = 19 Validity Stress and recovery Firstbeat relaxation was negatively associated with effort at work measured with effort-reward imbalance questionnaire [ERI] assessing chronic work stress
Web, mobile and monitoring technologies in self-management of psychophysiological wellbeing: usage and user experiences Kaipainen K, Mattila E, Väätänen A & Lappalainen R 2010 Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference eHealth, Freiburg, Germany, 167-177 Randomized Controlled Trial; Adults, n = 24 Applied use; Usability Stress and recovery; Sleep The study explored a concept in which large amount of different technologies were utilized for improving well-being of participants, and where face-to-face intervention meetings and Firstbeat measurements with personal feedback were perceived as the two most important components of the whole concept
Effects of vigorous late-night exercise on sleep quality and cardiac autonomic activity Myllymäki T, Kyröläinen H, Savolainen K, Hokka L, Jakonen R, Juuti T, Martinmäki K, Kaartinen J, Kinnunen M-L & Rusko H 2010 Journal of Sleep Research 20: 146-153 Experimental study; Adults, n = 11 Applied use Stress and recovery; Sleep Firstbeat relaxation was diminished during sleep after intensive late-evening exercise without changes in polysomnographic or movement-based sleep quality
P4Well concept to empower self-management of psychophysiological wellbeing and load recovery
Happonen A, Mattila E, Kinnunen M-L, Ikonen V, Myllymäki T, Kaipainen K, Rusko H, Lappalainen R & Korhonen I 2009 Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Pervasive Conputing Technologies for Healthcare, London, UK, 1-3 Intervention study; Adults, n = 34 Applied use; Usability Stress and recovery; Sleep The study described a well-being concept that utilized also Firstbeat methods [mobile coach and lifestyle assessment] and which was designed with a driving principle that an individual is the best master of his/her own wellness and targeted to empower his/her for realizing the fact
The association between self-rated affective well-being and physiological indicators of stress and relaxation among cleaning staff Feldt T, Rönkä T, Rusko H, Kinnunen M-L & Kinnunen U 2007 European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology Cross-sectional study; Adults, n = 38 Applied use Stress and recovery Contentment at work indicating subjective experiences of relaxation was linked to low physiological stress and high physiological relaxation measured with Firstbeat method
The associations between physiological recovery indicators during sleep and self-reported work stressors Rönkä T, Rusko H, Feldt T, Kinnunen U, Mauno S, Uusitalo A & Martinmäki K 2006 Nordic Ergonomics Society Congress Cross-sectional study; Adults, n = 17 Validity Stress and recovery; Sleep Firstbeat method was used to investigate relaxation time during sleep. Longer relaxation time was associated with less perceived work stressors on the next day.
Stress and relaxation based on heart rate variability: Associations with self-reported mental strain and differences between waking hours and sleep Kinnunen M-L, Rusko H, Feldt T, Kinnunen U, Juuti T, Myllymäki T, Laine K, Hakkarainen P & Louhevaara V 2006 Nordic Ergonomics Society Congress, abstract Cross-sectional study; Adults, n = 27 Validity Stress and recovery Firstbeat method is a promising tool for occupational health care sector as it provides general scoring describing stress and relaxation state for work, leisure time, and sleep
Stress and relaxation during sleep and awake time, and their associations with free salivary cortisol after awakening Rusko H, Rönkä T, Uusitalo A, Kinnunen U, Mauno S, Feldt T, Kinnunen M-L, Martinmäki K, Hirvonen A, Hyttinen S & Lindholm H 2006 Nordic Ergonomics Society Congress, abstract Cross-sectional study; Adults, n = 17 Validity Stress and recovery; Sleep Significant correlations were found between awakening cortisol variables and variables of stress and relaxation with Firstbeat method during sleep
Associations of psychological self-assessments and heart rate variability in long term measurements at home Antila K, van Gils M, Merilahti J & Korhonen I 2005 European Medical & Biological Engineering Conference Experimental study; Adults, n = 12 Validity Stress and recovery The study revealed significant associations between stress measured with Firstbeat method and self-assessments of stress
Acute Effect of Alcohol Intake on Cardiovascular Autonomic Regulation During the First Hours of Sleep in a Large Real-World Sample of Finnish Employees: Observational Study Pietilä J, Helander E, Korhonen I, Myllymäki T, Kujala U & Lindholm H 2018 JMIR Ment Health 2018 5 (1) Cross-sectional study; Employees, n=4098 Firstbeat database RR-intervals; HRV; stress and recovery Firstbeat’s real-life database was used to assess the impact of alcohol on sleep and HRV, using data from days with and without reported alcohol consumption. Alcohol intake had a dose dependent effect on increased sympathetic regulation, decreased parasympathetic regulation and insufficient recovery. Being physically fit and young provides no protection from alcohol-induced suppression of recovery.
Cardiodynamic Associations With Mental Health And Resilience In Undergraduate Students Knetsch R, Klassen SA & Shoemaker JK 2018 FASEP journal 32: 1, supplement (abstract only) Cross-sectional study; Healthy undergraduate students, n=77 Applied use RR-intervals; HRV The objective of the study was to analyze the relationship between cardiac autonomic control and mental health scores in undergraduate students. HRV data was collected and analyzed with Firstbeat system. The results of the study suggest that higher HRV may indicate greater psychological resilience, and lower anxiety amongst undergraduate students.
Virtual Reality in Education: Focus on the Role of Emotions and Physiological Reactivity Vesisenaho M, Juntunen M, Häkkinen P, Pöysä-Tarhonen J, Fagerlund J, Miakush I & Parviainen T 2019 Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, 12: 1 Empirical pilot study; Students, n=6 Applied use Stress and recovery The study used Firstbeat Bodyguard 2 together with Firstbeat stress and recovery analysis to study psychophysiological reactions in educational contexts using virtual reality (VR) tools. The researchers also offer a vision for future research and development enabled by emerging methodological advancements (neurophysiological and psychophysiological measurements) to capture learning, performance, and emotions in VR.
Executive Stress Management: Physiological Load of Stress and Recovery in Executives on Workdays. Crespo-Ruiz B, Rivas-Galan S, Fernandez-Vega C, Crespo-Ruiz C & Maicas-Perez L 2018 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15 (12) Explorative study; Senior managers of multinational companies, n=48 Applied use Stress and recovery Firstbeat analytics was used for analyzing stress and recovery balance for work, after work, and night in a workday in executives. The study found that stress generated or maintained outside working hours correlates significantly with a lower quality of recovery during the 24 h workday. The authors concluded it is necessary to prioritize strategies that help improve stress management in executives through the improvement of tools and strategies that promote greater relaxation outside working hours.
Collecting and Using Students’ Digital Well-Being Data inMultidisciplinary Teaching Moilanen H, Äyrämö S, Susanne Jauhiainen S & Kankaanranta M 2018 Education Research International, Article ID 3012079 Explorative study; 13-17 y students, n=198 Applied use Stress and recovery The study used Firstbeat sensors and analytics to examine how students experience the new methods for sensor-based learning inmultidisciplinary teaching in lower and upper secondary education that combine the use of new sensor technology and learningfrom self-produced well-being data.
Personalized intervention to improve stress andsleep patterns for glycemic control and weightmanagement in obese Emirati patients with type 2diabetes: a randomized controlled clinical trial Mussa BM, Schauman M, Kumar V, Skaria S & Abusnana S 2019 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy 2019:12, 991–999 Randomized controlled study; Emirati patients with type-2 diabetes, n=51 Applied use Stress and recovery; sleep The study used Firstbeat measurement and feedback as an wellbeing intervention for type-2 diabetics. The findings of the study show that personalized approaches that reduce stress levels, increase recovery levels, and promote healthy sleep habits play an important role in weight management and glycemic control in type-2 diabetics management.

Tieteelliset julkaisut aiheesta

Hapenottokyky ja maksimaalinen hapenottokyky (VO2max)

Title Author Year Journal/Proceedings Study design & Population Category Physiological parameter(s) Insights on findings
Physical activity: Absolute intensity vs. relative-to-fitness level volumes.
Kujala UM, Pietilä J, Myllymäki T, Mutikainen S, Föhr T, Korhonen I & Helander E 2017 Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 49(3): 474-481 Cross-sectional study; Adult, n = 23224 Firstbeat database VO2 Large sample of Firstbeat measurements were used to investigate how moderate and vigorous intensity physical activity volumes differ according to absolute intensity recommendation and relative to individual fitness level by sex, age, and body mass index
Validation of an indirect VO2max test designed for cycling performances. Teikara A-M 2016 Master’s Thesis in Exercise Physiology. Department of Biology of Physical Activity, University of Jyväskylä. (Abstract in English) Experimental-study; Adult, n = 29 Validity VO2max The study investigated the validity of the Firstbeat VO2max estimation in cycling, and found significant positive correlation with direct VO2max measurement (r=0.84 – 0.86) and MAPE of 7.7 – 8.7%. The study concluded that Firstbeat Fitness Test to be suitable method for VO2max estimation.
Objectively measured physical activity in Finnish employees: a cross-sectional study.
Mutikainen S, Helander E, Pietilä J, Korhonen I & Kujala U 2014 BMJ Open, Sports and Exercise Medicine 4:12 Cross-sectional study; Adult, n = 9554 Firstbeat database VO2 Firstbeat method used as a novel validated methodology to study intensity-specific physical activity in a large sample of working age individuals, with detailed associations between intensity-specific physical activity, gender, age, body mass index, and the type of day (workday vs day off)
Estimating oxygen consumption from heart rate and heart rate variability without individual calibration.
Smolander J, Ajoviita M, Juuti T, Nummela A & Rusko H 2011 Clinical physiology and functional imaging 31(4): 266-271 Cross-sectional study; Adult, n = 19 Validity VO2 Firstbeat VO2 estimation method is sufficiently accurate for field-use
Validation of Heart Rate Monitor-Based Predictions of Oxygen Uptake and Energy Expenditure.
Montgomery P, Green D, Etxebarria N, Pyne D, Saunders P & Minahan C 2009 Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 23(5): 1489-1495 Cross-sectional study; Adult, n = 17 Validity VO2; Energy expenditure Firstbeat VO2 estimation method vary ~ 6% in submaximal–maximal running compared to calibrated laboratory gas exchange system, and less if accurate background parameters are used
A new heart rate variability-based method for the estimation of oxygen consumption without individual laboratory calibration: Application example on postal workers.
Smolander J, Juuti T, Kinnunen M-L, Laine, K, Louhevaara V, Männikkö K & Rusko H 2007 Applied Ergonomics 39(3): 325-331 Cross-sectional study; Adult, n = 22 Validity; Applied use VO2; Energy expenditure Firstbeat method was compared to traditional HR-only method to estimate energy expenditure, and found useful for estimating VO2 in the field without laboratory calibration
A Novel Method for Using Heart Rate Variability Data for Estimation of Oxygen Consumption and Energy Expenditure: A Validation.
Smolander J, Rusko H, Ajoviita M, Juuti T & Nummela A 2007 ECSS congress Cross-sectional study; Adult, n = 20 Validity VO2; Energy expenditure Firstbeat method provides adequate estimates of breathing frequency and on/off-kinetics of HR and VO2, and consequently the oxygen consumption and energy expenditure
On- and Off Dynamics and Respiration Rate Enhance the Accuracy of Heart Rate Based VO2 Estimation. ACSM congress poster.
Pulkkinen A, Kettunen J, Martinmäki K, Saalasti S & Rusko H 2004 ACSM congress Cross-sectional study; Adult, n = 32 Validity VO2; Respiration rate HR-based VO2 estimation can be enhanced using information on On- and Off-dynamics and respiration rate that can be derived reliably using beat-to-beat RR-interval data only
Effects of Combined Strength and Endurance Training on Physical Performance and Biomarkers of Healthy Young Women
Kyröläinen H, Hackney A, Salminen R, Repola J, Häkkinen K & Haimi J 2018 Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 32 (6), 1554-1561 Experimental study; Healthy young women, n=17 Applied use HRV, VO2max, training levels Combined endurance and strength training were performed for 9 weeks. Training program enhanced maximal endurance and strength capacity as well as some health biomarkers. Heart rate analyzed with Firstbeat Sports Software to predict VO2max.
Validity of Wrist-Worn Activity Trackers for Estimating VO2max and Energy Expenditure
Passler S, Bohrer J, Blöchinger L & Senner V 2019 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, 30-37. Experimental study; Healthy subjects, n=24 Validity VO2max; energy expenditure The Firstbeat estimated VO2max MAPE (mean absolute percentage error) was 7.3% in 24 subjects compared to gold-standard when using chest strap for HR monitoring (Garmin 920XT). MAPE was 23.9% for energy expenditure when using optical data (Garmin Vivosmart HR)
Validation of the Garmin Forerunner 920XT Fitness Watch VO2peak Test
Kraft GL & Roberts RA 2017 International Journal of Innovation Education and Research, 5, 62–67. Experimental study; Students, n=16 Validity VO2max The Firstbeat estimated VO2max (in Garmin 920XT using chest strap) was not significantly different from the gold-standard laboratory result and Firstbeat estimated VO2max and laboratory result were highly correlated with a correlation coefficient of 0.84.
Validating the Commercially Available Garmin Fenix 5x Wrist-Worn Optical Sensor for Aerobic Capacity.
Anderson JC, Chisenall T, Tolbert B, Ruffner J, Whitehead PN & Conners RT 2019 International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 7(1), 147-158. Experimental study; Recretional runners, n=25 Validity VO2max The study explored the validity of the Garmin Fenix5 VO2max estimation (provided by Firstbeat) capabilities against gold-standard laboratory result in recreational runners. The scientists noted that with a mean VO2max difference of only 2.16 ml/kg/min against the gold-standard, the Garmin Fenix5 with Firstbeat analytics is a viable option to provide an accurate, cheaper, and more accessible means of obtaining VO2max in recreational runners.
Activity level and body mass index as predictors of physical workload during working career
Mänttäri SK, Oksa JAH, Virkkala J & Pietilä JAK 2019 Safety and Health at Work Cross-sectional study; Employees, n=19481 Firstbeat database VO2 The study explored physical workload among a large sample of Finnish employess with Firstbeat methods. The study highlights the importance of regular physical activity and normal weight in protecting the worker from excessive physical (cardiovascular) workload during the whole working career.

 

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Energiankulutus

Title Author Year Journal/Proceedings Study design & Population Category Physiological parameter(s) Insights on findings
Cardiovascular and Energy Requirements of Parents Watching Their Child Compete: A Pilot Mixed-Methods Investigation Lochbaum M, Prosoli R, Barić R 2017 Pedagogics, psychology, medical-biological problems of physical training and sports, 21(6):279–284 Qualitative study; Adults, n = 2 Applied use Energy Expenditure; Training Effect The study documented physiological reactions of parents watching their son to compete in national junior championship in judo. The father’s data repsented reactions comparable to aerobic activity. The pilot-type study presented unique data on parents and found wearable technology useful in qualitative research.
Validating the use of heart rate variability for estimating energy expenditurete variability for estimating energy expenditure Robertson AH, King K, Ritchie SD, Gauthier AP, Laurence M & Dorman SC 2015 International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences 3(2): 19-26 Cohort study; Adult, n = 30 Validity Energy expenditure; VO2max Energy expenditure provided by Firstbeat method was validated against indirect calorimetry. The authors concluded that EE estimates provided by Firstbeat are sufficiently accurate to indicate that the method possesses practical utility and may be used for individual EE monitoring.
Novel tools in determining the physiological demands and nutritional practises of Ontario FireRangers during fire deployments Robertson AH, Larivière C, Leduc CR, McGillis Z, Eger T, Godwin A, Larivière M & Dorman SC 2017 PlosOne 12(1):e0169390 Cross-sectional study; Adult, n = 21 Applied use Energy expenditure; Stress and recovery Firstbeat method was used to assess deployment specific energy demands and physiological responses of firemen. Results support the use of a modern technology for the comprehensive evaluation of physiological variables and
food consumption in free-living occupational settings.
Exercise for fitness does not decrease the muscular inactivity time during normal daily life Finni T, Haakana P, Pesola AJ & Pullinen T 2014 Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sport 24: 211-219 Cross-sectional study; Adult, n = 27 Applied use Energy expenditure Energy expenditure provided by Firstbeat method was used as a reference for daily energy expenditure and compared to muscle activity data [EMG] during active and non-active days
Heart rate variability recordings are a valid non-invasive tool for evaluating soldiers’ stress Salonen M, Kokko J, Tyysk J & Koivu M 2013 Journal of Defence Studies and Resource Management Cross-sectional study Applied use; Usability Energy expenditure Firstbeat methods were utilized in assessing soldiers’ energy expenditure and cardiovascular autonomic modulation during 72-hour military field training and shown applicable method for assessing soldiers’ stress
Validation of heart rate monitor-based predictions of oxygen uptake and energy expenditure Montgomery P, Green D, Etxebarria N, Pyne D, Saunders P & Minahan C 2009 Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 23(5): 1489-1495 Cross-sectional study; Adult, n = 17 Validity Energy expenditure; VO2 Firstbeat VO2 estimation method vary ~ 6% in submaximal–maximal running compared to calibrated laboratory gas exchange system, and less if accurate background parameters are used
A novel method for using heart rate variability data for estimation of oxygen consumption and energy expenditure: A validation Smolander J, Rusko H, Ajoviita M, Juuti T & Nummela A 2007 ECSS congress Cross-sectional study; Adult, n = 20 Validity Energy expenditure; VO2 Firstbeat method provides adequate estimates of breathing frequency and on/off-kinetics of HR and VO2, and consequently the oxygen consumption and energy expenditure
Energy expenditure can be accurately estimated from HR without individual laboratory calibration Pulkkinen A, Saalasti S & Rusko H 2005 ACSM congress Cross-sectional study: Adult, n = 32 Validity Energy expenditure Firstbeat method provided an accurate and practical method for estimating energy expenditure without individual laboratory calibration making it especially suitable for field use
Influence of chronic pain in physical activity of children with cerebral palsy Riquelme I, do Rosário R, Vehmaskoski K, Natunen P & Montoya P 2018 NeuroRehabilitation, 43 (2): 113-123. Cross-sectional study; 4-16 y children, n=52 Applied use Energy expenditure The study used Firstbeat Bodyguard for 24-h HR monitoring and Firstbeat energy expenditure assessment in four groups of children: children with cerebral palsy (CP) with and without chronic pain and typically developing peers with and without chronic pain.

 

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Kuntoilu, harjoittelu ja urheiluvalmennus

Title Author Year Journal/Proceedings Study design & Population Category Physiological parameter(s) Insights on findings
Effects of Late-Night Training on “Slow-Wave Sleep Episode” and Hour-by-Hour Derived Nocturnal Cardiac Autonomic Activity in Female Soccer Players
Costa JA, Brito J, Nakamura FY, Oliveira EM & Rebelo AN 2018 International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, ahead of print Cross-sectional study; Athletes, n = 11 Applied use Training Load, RR-intervals The study used Firstbeat Sports to measure training load and nocturnal Bodyguard 2 measurements to assess recovery in Portuguese female soccer players. The study found that late-night soccer training did not affect HRV during estimated SWS or hour-by-hour, but it elevated heart rate during the first three sleeping hours.
”Behavior of external and internal loads in
the preparation of professional soccer
players in a competitive microcycle of the
Brazilian soccer”
Pereira J & Lopes M 2017 World Conference on Science and Soccer, Rennes, 31.5.- 2.6.2017 Cross-sectional study; Athletes, n = 21 Applied use Training Effect Firstbeat Sports was used to measure physical load during a one week preparation microcycle before an important match for the team. Training load was lower during practices than in the match.
”Physical and Physiological Demands of Recreational Team Handball for Adult Untrained Men”
Póvoas SCA, Castagna C, Resende C, Coelho EF, Silva P, Santos R, Seabra A, Tamames J, Lopes M, Randers MB & Krustrup P 2017 BioMed Research International, Vol. 2017, Article ID 6204603 Cross-sectional study; Adults, n = 15 Applied use RR-intervals The describtive study examined acute physical and physiological demands of recreational team handball using Firstbeat Sports system. Recreational team handball was found to have a positive effect on aerobic, anaerobic, and musculoskeletal fitness in adult individuals.
”Maximal heart rate differs between laboratory and field conditions among female athletes”
Coutinho C, Watson A, Brickson S & Sanfilippo J 2017 Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 12(2), 386-395. Experimental study; Athletes, n = 21 Applied use RR-intervals Firstbeat Sports was used to measure heart rates in a study which explored if maximal heart rate varies between laboratory testing,
field testing, training, competitive matches and an age-predicted equation among female collegiate soccer players.
Nocturnal heart rate and heart rate variability based training load monitoring, a case study of an elite junior XC Skier during a Glacier Training Camp Mikkola J, Hynynen E & Nummela A 2012 2nd international Congress on Science and Nordic Skiing, 28-31 May, Vuokatti, Finland Case study; Junior athlete, n = 1 Applied use Stress and recovery; HRV Firstbeat method seems to be practical tool for assessing training induced stress over an athlete although recovery as well as HR and HRV responses are individual
Heart rate variability in prediction of individual adaptation to endurance training in recreational endurance runners Vesterinen V, Häkkinen K, Hynynen E, Mikkola J, Hokka L & Nummela A 2010 Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports 23(2): 171-180 Longitudinal intervention study; Athletes, n = 28 Applied use HRV Firstbeat method was used to analyze nocturnal HRV which may serve as a useful method to assess individual adaptation to prolonged endurance training
A three year follow-up study of endurance performance and nocturnal HRV of an international level race-walker Hynynen E & Nummela A 2010 EA innovation awards Case study; Athletes, n = 1 Applied use Stress and recovery Regular nocturnal HRV analysis with Firstbeat method was utilized for international level race-walker’s training and it was found useful for assessing training and racing induced stress and an individual variation in recovery
Physical loading, stress and recovery in a youth soccer tournament Luhtanen P, Nummela A & Lipponen K 2007 VIth congress on science in football Cohort study; Junior athletes, n = 10 Applied use EPOC; Stress and recovery Firstbeat method was applied for soccer in assessing load of matches and training [by EPOC] and recovery during sleep [recovery index]
Heart rate and match analysis of Finnish junior football players Vänttinen T, Blomqvist M, Lehto H & Häkkinen K 2007 VIth congress on science in football Cross-sectional study; Junior athletes, n = 43 Applied use EPOC; VO2; Energy expenditure Match analysis and physiological analysis [HR and EPOC by Firstbeat method] was conducted for junior soccer players in different age groups revealing higher relative playing intensity in older age groups during a match
An evaluation of physical loading, recovery and stress in youth soccer Häyrinen M, Luhtanen P, Juntunen J, Hynynen E, Vänttinen T, Lipponen K & Heliskoski J 2007 Science for success II congress Cross-sectional study; Junior athletes, n = 18 Applied use EPOC; Stress and recovery The study showed that Firstbeat methods work well in team sports and the results revealed that the playing position and characteristics of the match affect significantly to EPOC values, which typically peaked during the first half of the match
Practical experiences from measuring exercise intensity and recovery state with heart rate monitoring in team sport Vänttinen t, Nummela A & Rupf R 2007 International Symposium Computer Science in Sport Cohort study; Athletes, n = 24 Applied use EPOC; Stress and recovery Firstbeat methods were applied into team sports [soccer] and found applicable for following-up of training, quantifying the impact of matches, optimizing preparation, and for teaching players to recognize their overall stress in life
A reliable and accurate measuring instrument for performance diagnostics and training control Wünch A, Schurack O & Schmidt W 2006 University of Bayreuth, report Cross-sectional study; Adult, n = 17 Validity VO2; Ventilation, Respiration rate, EPOC Firstbeat method utilized in Suunto t6 wrist computer is appropriate for performance diagnostics and training control, and might highly contribute to successful training
Suunto t6 – ein zuverlässiges und genaues Messgerät zur Leistungsdiagnostik und Trainingssteuerung? Untersuchung zur Validität und Realibilität anhand von Labortests auf dem Fahrradergometer und Feldtests Wünch A & Schurack O 2006 University of Bayreuth, report Cross-sectional study; Adult, n = 17 Validity VO2; Ventilation, Respiration rate, EPOC Firstbeat method utilized in Suunto t6 wrist computer was shown to be valid and reliable in laboratory and field tests for measuring physiological parameters
Examination of Suunto t6 regarding Validity and Reliability Wünch A, Schurack O & Romann M 2005 University of Bayreuth, report Cross-sectional study; Adult, n = 17 Validity VO2; Ventilation, Respiration rate, EPOC Firstbeat method utilized in Suunto t6 wrist computer provides reliable values during a maximum stress test until exhaustion for ventilation, respiration rate, oxygen consumption and energy expenditure
Influence of increased duration or intensity on training load as evaluated by EPOC and TRIMPS Rusko H 2004 ACSM congress Cross-sectional study; Adult, n = 8 Validity EPOC EPOC can give dynamic information on the training load and allows calculation of time needed for recovery i.e. decrease of EPOC to resting level
Pre-prediction of EPOC: A tool for monitoring fatigue accumulation during exercise? Rusko H, Pulkkinen A, Saalasti S, Hynynen E & Kettunen J 2003 ACSM congress Meta-analysis of 48 peer-reviewed articles; Adult, n = 32 in validation dataset Validity EPOC EPOC can be pre-predicted by using only heartbeat data during exercise
High-intensity endurance training increases nocturnal heart rate variability in sedentary participants
Nummela A, Hynynen E, Kaikkonen P & Rusko H 2016 Biology of sport 33(1): 7-13 Intervention study; Adults, n = 15 IApplied use HRV Firstbeat method was used during night sleep to investigate the potential of HRV indices for evaluating the training load and training response of sedentary participants in high-intensity endurance training. Nocturnal HFP was found to be a useful method to monitor individual responses to endurance training.
Predicting and monitoring individual endurance training adaptation and individualizing training prescription: With endurance performance, cardiac autonomic regulation and neuromuscular performance
Vesterinen V 2016 Academic Dissertation. Studies in sport, physical education and health 248, University of Jyväskylä, Finland Longitudinal, experimental studies; Recretional athletes, n = 68 Academic dissertation HRV Firstbeat method was used to study usability of cardiac autonomic regulation in predicting and monitoring training adaptations, and individualizing training prescription. Findings suggest that resting HRV shows great potential as a practical tool for monitoring adaptations and individualizing training.
Effects of HRV-Guided vs. Predetermined Block Training on Performance, HRV and Serum Hormones
Nuuttila O-P, Nikander A, Polomoshnov D, Laukkanen JA & Häkkinen K 2017 International Journal of Sports Medicine Intervention study; Adults, n = 24 Applied use; validity Stress and recovery; HRV Firstbeat HRV-based Quick Recovery Test was used to guide endurance block training, and it was compared to predetermined training. The study found that individually HRV-guided training may provide greater endurance and neuromuscular adaptations and reduce the risk of overtraining.
Evaluation of occupational physical load during 6-month international crisis management operation
Pihlainen K, Santtila M, Vasankari T, Häkkinen K & Kyröläinen H 2018 International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health, 31 (2), 185-197. Experimental study; Soldiers, n=79 Applied use HR The aim of this study was to assess changes in soldiers’ body composition, stress biomarkers, physical activity and heart rate responses during a 6-months international crisis management operation. Firstbeat PRO was used to examine individual’s absolute and mean HR for 24-h period. During a calm nature of the operations subjects had no physiological signs of overload.
Test-retest reliability of TRIMP in collegiate ice hockey players
Ulmer JG, Tomkinson GR, Short S, Short M & Fitzgerald JS 2019 Biology of Sport 36(2): 191–194. Experimental study; Collegiate male ice-hockey players, n=12 Applied use HR; TRIMP The study explored the utility of the heart rate derived variable TRaining IMPulse (TRIMP) for assessing internal training load in ice hockey players and used Firstbeat Sports for monitoring HR and analyzing TRIMP.
Effects of HRV-Guided vs. Predetermined Effects of Late-Night Training on “Slow-Wave Sleep Episode” and Hour-by-Hour Derived Nocturnal Cardiac Autonomic Activity in Female Soccer Players
Costa JA, Brito J, Nakamura FY, Oliveira EM & Rebelo AN 2018 International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance Experimental study; Portuguese female football players, n=11 Applied use RR-intervals; TRIMP The study explored the effects of late-night soccer training on nocturnal HRV and used Firstbeat Bodyguard 2 to measure sleep-time HRV and Firstbeat Sports to track training load with TRIMP metric. The study found that late-night soccer training did not seem to affect nocturnal HRV indices when analyzed for estimated slow-wave sleep episode or by hour-by-hour approach in highly-trained athletes.

 

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Firstbeat Bodyguard (2) laite sykevälivaihtelun (HRV) mittaamiseen

Title Author Year Journal/Proceedings Study design & Population Category Physiological parameter(s) Insights on findings
A biomechanical and physiological study of office seat and tablet device interaction
Weston E, Le P, Marras WS 2017 Applied Ergonomics 62 (2017) 83e93 Experimental study; Adults, n = 20 Applied use HRV Firstbeat Bodyguard 2 was used to measure HRV in a study comparing the ergonomic strain caused by different working positions and devices. They found HRV can serve as an objective measure of seating discomfort.
Feasibility of high-intensity interval training with hyperoxia vs. intermittent hyperoxia and hypoxia in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy – Study protocol of a randomized controlled trial Schumann M, Schulz H, Hackney AC, Bloch W 2017 Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, 8: 213-217 Experimental study Applied use None The paper describes a study protocol of an exercise intervention RCT study for cancer patients. Firstbeat Bodyguard 2 will be used to collect HRV information.
Daily monitoring of the internal training load by the heart rate variability: A case study
Ornelas F, Nakamura F, Dos-Santos J, Batista D, Meneghel V, Nogueira W, Brigatto F, Germano M, Sindorf M, Moreno M, Lopes C & Braz T 2017 Official research journal of the American society of exercise physiologists 20(1): 151-163 Case study; Adult, n = 1 Measurement RR-intervals Firstbeat Bodyguard 2 device was used to record HRV for assessing internal training load of one amateur road running athlete
Cardiac-activity measures for assessing airport ramp-tower controller’s workload
Hayashi M & Dulchinos V 2016 Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting Cross-sectional study; Adults, n = 6 Measurement RR-intervals Firstbeat Bodyguard 2 device was used to measure HRV for assessing workload of airport ramp-tower controllers
Evaluating the low back biomechanics of three different office workstations: seated, standing, and perching
Le P & Marras W 2016 Applied ergonomics 56: 170-178 Cohort study; Adults, n = 20 Measurement RR-intervals Firstbeat Bodyguard 2 device was used to measure physiological discomfort assessed via heart rate to study low back biomechanics of three different office workstations
Autonomic responses to ultrasound guided percutaneous needle electrolysis of the patellar tendon in healthy male footballers
de la Cruz Torres B, Cabello M, Bermejo P & Orellana J 2016 Acupuncture in medicine 34(4):275-279 Randomized controlled trial; Adults, n = 22 Measurement RR-intervals Firstbeat Bodyguard device was used to record HRV to study autonomic responses to ultrasound-guided percutaneous needle acupuncture
Developmental origins of infant stress reactivity profiles: A multi-system approach
Rash J, Thomas J, Campbell T, Letourneau N, Granger D & Giesbrecht G 2016 Developmental Psychobiology 58(5): 578-599 Cohort study; Adults (women), n = 254 and their infants Measurement RR-intervals Firstbeat Bodyguard 2 device was used to measure HRV in approx. 6 month old infants and their mothers in a study examining the development of stress reactivity profiles of infants
Connected heart rate sensors to monitor sleep quality: electrodes, chestbelt and smartwatch users acceptability
Simonnet M, Billot R & Gourvennec B 2016 CHASE 2016: IEEE First Conference on Connected health: Applications, systems and engineering technologies Experimental study; Adults, n = 12 Usability RR-intervals Firstbeat Bodyguard 2 device acceptability during sleep was tested and compared with 2 other monitors with Firstbeat analytics inside
The role of maternal cardiac vagal control in the association between depressive symptoms and gestational hypertension
Rouleau C, Tomfohr-Madsen L, Campbell T, Letourneau N, O’Beirne M, Giesbrecht G & The APrON Study Team 2016 Biological Psychology 117: 32-42 Cohort study; Adults (pregnant women), n = 287 Measurement RR-intervals Firstbeat Bodyguard 2 device was used to measure HRV in a study examining the role of HRV in the association between depressed mood and gestational hypertension during pregnancy
A biomechanical and physiological study of office seat and tablet device interaction
Weston E, Le P & Marras W 2016 Applied Ergonomics 62: 83-93 Experimental study; Adult 20 Measurement RR-intervals Firstbeat Bodyguard 2 device was used to investigate physiological discomfort and the effects of two different chairs, two different devices, and their interaction.
Towards 24/7 continuous heart rate monitoring
Tarniceriu A, Parak J, Renevey P, Nurmi M, Bertschi M, Delgado-Gonzalo R & Korhonen I 2016 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) Experimental study; Adults, n = 42 Validity RR-intervals Firstbeat Bodyguard was used as an ECG-based reference in a study aiming to develop an algorithmic approach to reduce power consumption of the optical HR monitoring technology in 24/7 HR monitoring
Acute and dealyed response to resistance exercise leading or not leading to muscle failure
Pareja-Blanco F, Rodriguez-Rosell D, Sanchez-Medina L, Ribas-Serna J, Lopez-Lopez C, Mora-Custodio R, Yanez-Garcia JM & Gonzales-Badillo J 2016 Clinical Physiology Functional Imaging (Epub ahead of print) doi: 10.1111/cpf.12348 Experimental study; Adults n = 10 Measurement RR-intervals Firtsbeat Bodyguard 2 device was used to study autonomic cardiovascular response to resistance exercise protocols differing in the number of repetitions per set
Heartbeat scaling in early adolescents: Its association with anxiety symptoms and sensitivity to punishment
de la Torre-Luque A, Fiol-Veny A, Balle M & Bornas X 2016 International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology 16: 287-294 Case-control study; Adolescents n = 50 Measurement RR-intervals Firstbeat Bodyguard was used to evaluate if risk of anxiety disorders may be seen in HRV parameters
Long-Term Monitoring of Physical Behavior Reveals Different Cardiac Responses to Physical Activity among Subjects with and without Chronic Neck Pain
Hallman D, Mathiassen SE, Lyskov E 2015 BioMed Research International Case-control study; Adults, n = 56 Applied use HRV Firstbeat Bodyguard device was used for measuring HRV in a study assessing differences in HRV responses to daily physical activity between subjects with and without chronic neck pain
Evaluation of the beat-to-beat detection accuracy of PulseOn wearable optical heart rate monitor
Parak J, Tarniceriu A, Renevey P, Bertschi M, Delgado-Gonzalo R & Korhonen I 2015 Study by PulseOn Experimental study; Adults, n = 10 Validity RR-intervals Firstbeat Bodyguard 2 device was used as an ECG-based reference device against optical beat-by-beat measurement
Two new indexes for the assessment of autonomic balance in elite soccer players
Orellana J, de la Cruz Torres B, Cachadña ES, de Hoyo M & Cobo SD 2015 International Journal of Sports Physiology Perform 10(4): 452-457 Experimental study; Adults, n = 25 Measurement RR-intervals Firstbeat Bodyguard device was used for measuring HRV in a study assessing autonomic nervous system balance in elite soccer players
Changes in physical activity and heart rate variability in chronic neck-shoulder pain: monitoring during work and leisure time
Hallman D, Ekman A & Lyskov E 2014 International archives of occupational and environmental health 87(7): 735-744 Case-control study; Adults, n = 56 Measurement RR-intervals Firstbeat Bodyguard device was used to measure HRV during sleep to astudy autonomic responses of workers with chronic neck-shoulder pain vs. matched workers without pain
Cognitive, behavioral, and autonomic correlates of mind wandering and perseverative cognition in major depression
Ottaviani C, Shahabi L, Tarvainen M, Cook I, Abrams M & Shapiro D 2014 Frontiers in Neuroscience 8: 433 Case-control study; Adults, n = 36 Measurement RR-intervals Firstbeat Bodyguard 2 device was used to measure HRV in a study aiming to examine the autonomic concomitants of functional vs. dysfunctional intrusive thoughts in Major Depressive Disorder
Cognitive Performance and Heart Rate Variability: The Influence of Fitness Level
Luque-Casado A, Zabala M, Morales E, Mateo-March M & Sanabria D 2013 PlosOne 8(2): e56935 Cross-sectional study; Young males n = 26 Measurement RR-intervals Firstbeat Bodyguard 2 device was used to record HRV during the experimental sessions in a study investigating the relation between cognitive performance and heart rate variability as a function of fitness level
Heart rate variability and phantom pain in male amputees: Application of linear and nonlinear methods
Cachadiña ES, Garcia PG, Da Luz T, Esteban RG, Perez OB, Orellana N & de la Rosa B 2013 Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development 50(3): 449-454 Cross-sectional study; Adults n = 35 Measurement RR-intervals Firstbeat Bodyguard and Firstbeat analysis method was used to analyze HRV in a study investigating autonomic nervous system function in adult males with amputation
Autonomic Responses to Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Needle Electrolysis: Effect of Needle Puncture or Electrical Current? Bermejo PG, De La Cruz Torres B, Orellana JN & Cabello MA 2018 The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 24: 1 Experimental case-control study; Male football players, n=36 Measurement RR-intervals The study used Firstbeat Bodyguard when exploring if the changes in sympathetic and parasympathetic activity (analyzed through HRV) during ultrasound-guided percutaneous needle electrolysis (PNE) is due to the effect of needle puncture only or of the PNE technique per se where the puncture and galvanic current are combined.
Heart rate variability during sitting, standing and treadmill exercise: a case study Cox J, Balcavage W, Panta M, Geib R, Oggero E & Waite G 2017 ISA 2017 A case study; Adult, n=1 Measurement RR-intervals The aim of this study was to examine the stability and repeatability of HRV during several months. Bodyguard 2 was used for data collection 24 times during sitting, standing and progressive treadmill loads.
High intensity intermittent games-based activity and adolescents’ cognition: moderating effect of physical fitness
Cooper S, Dring K, Morris J, Sunderland C, Bandelow S & Nevill M 2018 BMC Public Health 18:603 Cross-sectional study; Adolescents, n=39 Measurement RR-intervals The subjects performed an exercise and resting trial in randomized order and cognitive tasks before and after trials. During 60-min game-based activity heart rate was monitored with Firstbeat team sport system. Exercise trial enhanced working memory and executive function, but had no effect on attention and information processing speed.
The effects of intensified training on resting metabolic rate (RMR), body composition and performance in trained cyclists
Woods A, Rice A, Garvican-Lewis L, Wallett A, Lundy B, Rogers M , Welvaert M , Halson S , McKune A &Thompson K 2018 PLoS ONE 13(2) Cross-sectional study; Athletes, n=13 Measurement RR-intervals Trained male cyclist performed a 6-week training program, where training load varied from 80% to 150% compared to baseline week. HRV was measured with Firstbeat’s HR strap during RMR measurements. Proactive monitoring of HRV, energy intake, body mass, power output, mood state during intensified training period may be beneficial to optimize training adaptations.
Long-Term Study of Heart Rate Variability Responses to Changes in the Solar and Geomagnetic Environment
Alabdulgader A, McCraty R, Atkinson M, Dobyns Y, Vainoras A, Ragulskis M & Stolc V 2018 Scientific Reports 8 (2663) Experimental study; Healthy adults, n=16 Measurement RR-intervals The study examined relationships between solar and magnetic factors and the time course and lags of autonomic nervous system (ANS) responses to changes in solar and geomagnetic activity. Heart rate variability (HRV) was recorded with Firstbeat Bodyguard for 72 consecutive hours each week over a five-month period in 16 participants in order to examine ANS responses during normal background environmental periods.
Associations of Physical Fitness and Body Composition Characteristics with Simulated Military Task Performance
Pihlainen K, Santtila M, Häkkinen K & Kyröläinen H 2018 Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 32 (4), 1089-1098 Cross-sectional study; Soldiers, n=81 Applied use HR The study examined the associations of body composition and physical fitness with anaerobic performance. Firstbeat PRO was used for heart rate analysis.
Taekwondo Fighting in Training Does Not Simulate the Affective and Cognitive Demands of Competition: Implications for Behavior and Transfer
Maloney M, Renshaw I, Headrick J, Martin D & Farrow D 2018 Frontiers in Psychology 9 (25) Cross-sectional stydy; Athletes, n=10 Measurement HR Firstbeat’s heart-rate monitors was used to measure pre-fight data. Fighting in training does not have same demands than in competition. Lower levels of e.g. arousal and heart rate may affect on skill transfer from training to competition.
Neural Mechanisms of Qigong Sensory Training Massage for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Feasibility Study
Jerger K, Lundegard L, Piepmeier A, Faurot K, Ruffino A, Jerger M & Belger A 2018 Global Advances in Health and Medicine 7, 1-10 Cross-sectional study; Children, n=20 Measurement RR-intervals Bodyguard 2 was used to monitor RR-intervals for HRV analysis of autistic children in a study exploring the feasibility of Qisong Sensory Training.
Rating of perceived exertion is a stable and appropriate measure of workload in judo
Bromley S, Drew M, McIntosh A & Talpey S 2018 Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport Cross-sectional study; Athletes, n=29 Measurement HR Firstbeat’s technology was used to monitor heart rate in judo.
Diminished heart rate complexity in adolescent girls: a sign of vulnerability to anxiety disorders?
Fiol-Veny A, Torre-Luque A, Balle M & Bornas X 2018 Anxiety, Stress & Coping 31 (4), 375-386 Cross-sectional study; Adolecents, n=95 Measurement RR-intervals Bodyguard 2 was used for data collection during school. Highly anxious subjects had lower HRV than low-anxiety group, and girls are more vulnerable to developing anxiety disorders than boys.
In‐season changes in heart rate recovery are inversely related to time to exhaustion but not aerobic capacity in rowers
Haraldsdottir K, Brickson S, Sanfilippo J, Dunn W & Watson A 2018 Scand J Med Sci Sports 28, 418-424 Cross-sectional study; Athletes, n=22 Measurement HR Firstbeat’s chest strap monitor was used to collect HR in a study exploring if in‐season changes in heart rate recovery (HRR) are related to aerobic fitness and performance in collegiate rowers.
No effect of a pulsed magnetic field on induced ischemic muscle pain. A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial
Szemerszky R, Szabolcs Z, Bogdány T, Jánossy G, Thuróczy G & Köteles F 2018 Physiology & Behavior 184, 55-59 Randomized controlled trial; University students, n=70 Applied use HR Pulsed magnetic field device had no spesific effect on acute ischemic muscle pain. HR was collected and analyzed with Firstbeat Sports.
Physical fitness and prior physical activity are both associated with less cortisol secretion during psychosocial stress
Wood C, Clow A, Hucklebridge F, Law R & Smyth N 2018 Anxiety, Stress & Coping 31 (2), 135-145 Cross-sectional study; Non-athletes, n=164 Measurement HR The study explored the effect of fitness and acute physical activity on stress responses elicited by a stress task (Trier Social Stress Test, TSST-G). During the physical activity (PA) and for fitness evaluation HR was monitored with Firstbeat Bodyguard 2. Fitter individuals had reduced cortisol secretion during psychososial stress and that prior PA reduced cortisol concentrations during psychosocial stress. The results suggest that physical activity may reduce the impact of stress on health.
Cognitive Performance and Heart Rate Variability: The Influence of Fitness Level
Luque-Casado A , Zabala M, Morales E, Mateo-March M & Sanabria D 2013 PLoS One. 8(2): e56935. Cross-sectional study; Males, n=28 Applied use HRV The study investigated the relation between cognitive performance and HRV as a function of fitness level. Two groups of participants, a high-fit group and a low-fit group were performing three cognitive tasks (a psychomotor vigilance task, a temporal orienting task, and a duration discrimination task). Firstbeat Bodyguard and Firstbeat athlete were used for HRV analysis.
No effect of a pulsed magnetic field on induced ischemic muscle pain. A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial Szemerszkya R, Szabolcs Z, Bogdány T, Jánossy G, Thuróczy G & Köteles F 2018 Physiology & Behavior, 184: 1: 55-59 Experimental study; Healthy subjects, n=70 Measurement HR Firstbeat teambelt was used for HR monitoring in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled experiment where the impact of a commercially available whole-body PEMF mat on acute ischemic muscle pain induced in the forearm was studied.
Heart rate variability changes from traditional vs. ultra–short-term recordings in relation to preseason training load and performance in futsal players
Nakamura FY, Antunes P, Nunes C, Costa JA, Esco MR & Travassos B. 2018 Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research Experimental study; Male futsal players, n=11 Measurement RR-intervals The study analyzed HRV changes in futsal players during preseason training using both “criterion” (10-minute) and ultra-shortened (2-minute) measures, and determined whether they were related to changes in the Yo-Yo Intermittent RecoveryTest, performance and accumulated training load. Firstbeat Sports was used to collect HRV.
Acute physiological and affective responses in postmenopausal women during prescribed and self-selected aerobic exercise
Batista DR, Meneghel V, Ornelas F, Moreno MA, Lopes CR & Braz TV 2019 Cuadernos de Psicología del Deporte, 19 (2): 28-38 Experimental study; Active post-menopausal women, n=30 Measurement RR-intervals Firstbeat Sports heart rate belts were used to collect HR data in a study which aimed to compare physiological and psychological responses in prescribed and self-selected aerobic sessions in postmenopausal women for optimizing physical activity adherence.

 

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Fysiologinen mallinnus, signaalien käsittely ja matemaattinen mallinnus

Title Author Year Journal/Proceedings Study design & Population Category Physiological parameter(s) Insights on findings
Energy expenditure can be accurately estimated from HR without individual laboratory calibration.
Pulkkinen A, Saalasti S & Rusko H 2005 ACSM congress Cross-sectional study: Adult, n = 32 Validity VO2; Energy expenditure Firstbeat method provided an accurate and practical method for estimating energy expenditure without individual laboratory calibration making it especially suitable for field use
Artefact correction for heart beat and interval data Saalasti S, Seppänen M & Kuusela A 2004 ProBisi Meeting, Jyväskylä 1.10.2004 Mathematical; uses R-R interval data Validity HRV The RR-interval artefact correction method by Firstbeat was proven to be fast, very accurate and reliable as it was able to find the correct HR level even in situations where half of the data were artefacts.
On- and Off Dynamics and Respiration Rate Enhance the Accuracy of Heart Rate Based VO2 Estimation
Pulkkinen A, Kettunen J, Martinmäki K, Saalasti S & Rusko H 2004 ACSM congress Cross-sectional study; Adult, n = 32 Validity VO2 HR-based VO2 estimation can be enhanced using information on On- and Off-dynamics and respiration rate that can be derived reliably using beat-to-beat RR-interval data only
Neural networks for heart rate time series analysis
Saalasti S 2003 Academic Dissertation. Department of Mathematical Information Technology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland Mathematical: uses R-R interval data Academic Dissertation HRV, EPOC, Respiration rate The study introduced methodology utilizing neural network modeling for interpreting heart rate data, and provided several innovations combining human physiology and mathematical modeling
Rusko et al. (2003). Pre-Prediction of EPOC: A Tool for Monitoring Fatigue Accumulation during Exercise?
Rusko H, Pulkkinen A, Saalasti S, Hynynen E & Kettunen J 2003 ACSM congress Meta-analysis of 48 peer-reviewed articles; Adult, n = 32 in validation dataset Validity EPOC EPOC can be pre-predicted by using only heartbeat data during exercise