Impact of breathing mechanics, body posture and physique on heart rate variability

Marcel Młyńczak , Wiktor Niewiadomski , Gerard Cybulski


The aim of this work was to assess the impact of breathing mechanics, body posture and subject’s physique on heart rate variability (HRV). 13 healthy students performed series of breathing with different rates and depths, while supine, sitting and standing. Impedance pneumography (IP) and electrocardiography signals were registered. Repeated ANOVA was used to estimate the factor effect on 4 parameters proposed. For standard deviation one (SD), ratio of SD and mean heart rate (SDM), and for maximum value of cross-correlation (COR, which describing the correspondence between IP and HRV signals in term of shapes), depth and rate of breathing and body posture had statistically significant impact. Slow, deep breathing caused increase of HRV.
Author Marcel Młyńczak (FM / IMBE)
Marcel Młyńczak,,
- The Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering
, Wiktor Niewiadomski - [Miroslaw Mossakowski Medical Research Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences]
Wiktor Niewiadomski,,
, Gerard Cybulski (FM / IMBE)
Gerard Cybulski,,
- The Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book Jabłoński Ryszard, Březina Tomáš (eds.): Advanced Mechatronics Solutions, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 2016, Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-23921-7, 668 p., DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-23923-1
Keywords in Englishheart rate variability impedance pneumography breathing
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)15
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ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 02-06-2020, BookChapterSeriesAndMatConfByIndicator
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 02-06-2020, BookChapterSeriesAndMatConfByIndicator
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 1; WoS Citations = 2; GS Citations = 2.0
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