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The effects of selected urban environments on the autonomic balance in the Elderly – A pilot study

  title={The effects of selected urban environments on the autonomic balance in the Elderly – A pilot study},
  author={Izhak Schnell and L Dor and Emanuel Tirosh},
A group of Elderly was asked to travel in four urban environments in order to test the effects of a set of four environmental factors: noise, social load, thermal load and CO on their heart rate variability. We asked whether out of home trips in urban any urban environment is recommended regardless in of the environmental conditions outside home. We show that elderly are mainly vulnerable to environmental factors such as social and noise loads that affect their levels of HRV regardless of the… 

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