Heart Rate Variability and Biological Age: Implications for Health and Gaming

  title={Heart Rate Variability and Biological Age: Implications for Health and Gaming},
  author={Carmen V. Russoniello and Yevgeniy N. Zhirnov and Vadim I. Pougatchev and Evgueni N. Gribkov},
  journal={Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking},
  volume={16 4},
Accurate and inexpensive psychophysiological equipment and software are needed to measure and monitor the autonomic nervous system for gaming and therapeutic purposes. The purpose of this study was to determine whether heart rate variability (HRV) derived from photoplethesmography (PPG) technology was predictive of autonomic nervous system (ANS) aging or biological age. Second, we sought to determine which HRV variable was most predictive of ANS change and aging. To test our hypotheses, we… 

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