Estimation of Heart Rate Variability Measures Using Apple Watch and Evaluating Their Accuracy: Estimation of Heart Rate Variability Measures Using Apple Watch

Ahmad Turki, Khosrow Behbehani, Kan Ding, Rong Zhang, Ming Li, Kathleen Bell

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Abstract

In a pandemic crisis such as the one that the world has been experiencing since January 2020, utilizing remote mobile health monitoring can help monitor the cardiac health of healthy individuals as well as chronically ill patients. Apple Watch is a fitness tracker that measures heart rate and can facilitate this need due to its availability worldwide and relative affordability. Hence, it has the potential of being useful in assessing and monitoring one's cardiac health. This paper reports the preliminary results from an ongoing study aimed at assessing the accuracy of the Apple Watch in measuring heart rate variability. To achieve the goal of the study, concurrent measurements of electrocardiogram (ECG), as a gold standard, and instantaneous Apple Watch heartrate values were made in six (4 male) age 26.4±3.2 years old volunteer healthy subjects. Both time and frequency domain measures of heartrate variability (HRV) were obtained from the recorded ECG and estimated from the Apple Watch instantaneous heartrate values. The results indicate that it may be possible to obtain a reasonable estimate of HRV time-domain and frequency-domain metrics using Apple Watch in healthy subjects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication14th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2021
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages565-574
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450387927
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 29 2021
Event14th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2021 - Virtual, Online, Greece
Duration: Jun 29 2021Jul 1 2021

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference14th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2021
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityVirtual, Online
Period6/29/217/1/21

Keywords

  • Exercise Therapy
  • Fitness Tracking Ecosystem
  • Wearable Fitness Tracking
  • Wearable Health Monitor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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