Sensitivity and Diagnosticity of the 0.1-Hz Component of Heart Rate Variability as an Indicator of Mental Workload

@article{Nickel2003SensitivityAD,
  title={Sensitivity and Diagnosticity of the 0.1-Hz Component of Heart Rate Variability as an Indicator of Mental Workload},
  author={P. Nickel and F. Nachreiner},
  journal={Human Factors: The Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society},
  year={2003},
  volume={45},
  pages={575 - 590}
}
  • P. Nickel, F. Nachreiner
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology, Computer Science, Medicine
  • Human Factors: The Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
We investigated whether the 0.1-Hz component of heart rate variability (HRV) allows one to discriminate among levels of mental work stress induced by different types of tasks (diagnosticity) as well as among those induced by different levels of difficulty (sensitivity). Our 14 participants were presented 14 tasks of the Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development Standardized Tests for Research with Environmental Stressors battery in a repeated-measures design. Sufficient sensitivity… Expand
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