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Understanding the data
Using a Bittium Faros 180 to record a single lead EKG using wet electrodes placed across the chest, Holly wore her device from Christmas Day morning through to Boxing Day evening. The data was extracted from the device and run through the HeartKey® Stress algorithm to gain insights and draw comparisons from the data two years prior. The graph shows the stress levels, with stress scores reported from a value of 0 (lowest stress) to 100 (highest stress).
“I think I am like a lot of people these days, where I have a keen interest in my data, with particular relation to my health and wellness. HeartKey® brings the ability to accurately monitor my data, so I wanted to see how I really handled the stress over Christmas and of course the excitement that it brings. Having run this experiment previously the opportunity to draw comparisons was something I was not going to miss!
“Monitoring my data, particularly over a longer period of time allows me to be aware of my body and when I need to make some changes in my life to better look after my health. I feel HeartKey enables me to do this!”
Holly Easlea, Data Research Manager
Validating the data At B-Secur we use this type of data for further ongoing validation of our algorithms against industry gold standards to ensure HeartKey® is capable of high performance on even the most challenging data. As the number of consumer and healthcare wearables increases, HeartKey®’s complete suite of EKG algorithms and analytics for user identification, health and wellness can empower the next generation of devices with cutting edge technology.