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Researchers at University of Vigo Target Computer Research (gHRV: Heart rate variability analysis made easy)

August 7, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Computer Weekly News -- Investigators publish new report on Computer Research. According to news reporting originating in Vigo, Spain, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "In this paper, the gHRV software tool is presented. It is a simple, free and portable tool developed in python for analysing heart rate variability."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Vigo, "It includes a graphical user interface and it can import files in multiple formats, analyse time intervals in the signal, test statistical significance and export the results. This paper also contains, as an example of use, a clinical analysis performed with the gHRV tool, namely to determine whether the heart rate variability indexes change across different stages of sleep."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Results from tests completed by researchers who have tried gHRV are also explained: in general the application was positively valued and results reflect a high level of satisfaction. gHRV is in continuous development and new versions will include suggestions made by testers."

For more information on this research see: gHRV: Heart rate variability analysis made easy. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 2014;116(1):26-38. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine can be contacted at: Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Elsevier House, Brookvale Plaza, East Park Shannon, Co, Clare, 00000, Ireland. (Elsevier -; Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting L. Rodriguez-Linares, University of Vigo, Dept. of Comp Sci, ESEI, Vigo, Spain. Additional authors for this research include M.J. Lado, X.A. Vila, A.J. Mendez and P. Cuesta.

Keywords for this news article include: Vigo, Spain, Europe, Computer Research

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