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Assessment of Ultra-Short Heart Variability Indices Derived by Smartphone Accelerometers for Stress Detection

Version 1 : Received: 28 June 2019 / Approved: 3 July 2019 / Online: 3 July 2019 (10:49:55 CEST)

How to cite: Landreani, F.; Faini, A.; Martin-Yebra, A.; Morri, M.; Parati, G.; Caiani, E. Assessment of Ultra-Short Heart Variability Indices Derived by Smartphone Accelerometers for Stress Detection. Preprints 2019, 2019070062 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201907.0062.v1). Landreani, F.; Faini, A.; Martin-Yebra, A.; Morri, M.; Parati, G.; Caiani, E. Assessment of Ultra-Short Heart Variability Indices Derived by Smartphone Accelerometers for Stress Detection. Preprints 2019, 2019070062 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201907.0062.v1).

Abstract

Body acceleration due the heartbeat-induced reaction forces can be measured as smartphone accelerometer (m-ACC) signals. Our aim was to test the feasibility of using m-ACC to detect changes induced by stress by ultra-short heart rate variability (USV) indices (SDNN and RMSSD). Sixteen healthy volunteers were recruited; m-ACC was recorded while in supine position, during spontaneous breathing (REST) and during one minute of mental stress (MS) induced by arithmetic serial subtraction task, simultaneous with conventional ECG. Beat occurrences were extracted from both ECG and m-ACC and used to compute USV indices using 60, 30 and 10s durations, both for REST and MS. A feasibility of 93.8% in the beat-to-beat m-ACC heart rate series extraction was reached. In both ECG and m-ACC series, compared to REST, in MS the mean beat duration was reduced by 15% and RMSSD decreased by 38%. These results show that short term recordings (up to 10 sec) of cardiac activity using smartphone’s accelerometers are able to capture the decrease in parasympathetic tone, in agreement with the induced stimulus.

Subject Areas

ballistocardiography; seismocardiography; ultra-short heart rate variability; stress evaluation; smartphone; accelerometers

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