How much resting time is required before taking an ECG experiment?

Yaw Chern Lee*, Sung Shine Lee, Wen Chih Zhang, Yi Shen Shih, Yi Hsiang Yang, Hsuan Shen, Chi Chang Wu, Shung Ting Sune, Bor Jen Lee, Sheng-Chieh Huang

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Heart rate variability (HRV) is a wide-use and noninvasive method to access the status of autonomic nervous system (ANS) and circulation system. A resting stage (as the baseline) is often introduced before the experiment stimulus. There were 35 young healthy subjects in our experiments. We found that in a normal rest, people will calm down after ten minutes. The calm status can last for at least nine minutes. This statement is based on a statistical analysis in the intervals of participants' heartbeats. We have the conclusion as follows. Before a psycho-physiological experiment designed, the suggested minimum resting time is ten-minute to make sure the participants are calmed down.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICS 2010 - International Computer Symposium
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event2010 International Computer Symposium, ICS 2010 - Tainan, Taiwan
Duration: 16 Dec 201018 Dec 2010

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NameICS 2010 - International Computer Symposium


Conference2010 International Computer Symposium, ICS 2010


  • Autonomic nervous system (ANS)
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Heart rate (HR)
  • Heart rate variability (HRV)
  • Normal rest


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