Reliability and concurrent validity of a peripheral pulse oximeter and health-app system for the quantification of heart rate in healthy adults

@article{LosaIglesias2016ReliabilityAC,
  title={Reliability and concurrent validity of a peripheral pulse oximeter and health-app system for the quantification of heart rate in healthy adults},
  author={Marta Elena Losa-Iglesias and Ricardo Becerro-de-Bengoa-Vallejo and Klark Ricardo Becerro-de-Bengoa-Losa},
  journal={Health informatics journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={
          151-9
        }
}
There are downloadable applications (Apps) for cell phones that can measure heart rate in a simple and painless manner. The aim of this study was to assess the reliability of this type of App for a Smartphone using an Android system, compared to the radial pulse and a portable pulse oximeter. We performed a pilot observational study of diagnostic accuracy, randomized in 46 healthy volunteers. The patients' demographic data and cardiac pulse were collected. Radial pulse was measured by palpation… CONTINUE READING