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
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 International Computer Symposium, ICS 2010 - Tainan, Taiwan
Duration: Dec 16 2010Dec 18 2010

Publication series

NameICS 2010 - International Computer Symposium


Other2010 International Computer Symposium, ICS 2010


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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