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The Actiheart is a compact, chest-worn monitoring device that records heart rate, Inter-Beat-Interval (IBI), and acceleration in one combined, light-weight waterproof unit.

The Actiheart has two clips which attach directly to standard ECG electrodes. Usually one electrode is adhered at V1 or V2 (4th intercostal) and the second electrode is placed approximately 10cm away on the left side at V4 or V5, although this placement can be adjusted to be comfortable for the subject. The number of R-waves detected is recorded in 15, 30, or 60 second epochs. Simultaneously, an internal accelerometer senses the frequency and intensity of the subject's torso movements.

Component Detail
Time frame (for heart rate and acceleration) 21 days
Weight 10 grams
Recording capacity for inter beat interval 440 000 beats (3.5 days @ 76 bpm)
Output variable Units
Heart rate Beats per minute
Acceleration m/s(2)
Inter beat interval milliseconds
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Syntax External link
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