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9.9.2008 Helsinki Continua Health Alliance Firstbeat Technologies Ltd. Aki Pulkkinen M.Sc. Product Manager, Head of Physiology team Firstbeat Technologies • Firstbeat is a leading software company in developing heartbeat analysis technology for preventive healthcare, fitness- and athletic training. • With our software, we provide added value for professionals and device manufactures: − Analysis of physical workload − Stress and recovery monitoring − Fitness and exercise training • Firstbeat is an innovative actor − President of Finland’s INNO FINLAND – award in 2004 − Start-up company of the year 2004 − Most succesful company participated in Venture Cup during years 2000-2003 Firstbeat’s technology in different fields Preventive healthcare • Leading comerical actors in the field of occupational health • Rehabilition, public healthcare, occupational healthcare of companies, wellness serivice providers • Finnish istitute of occupational health Consumer products • Suunto t-series heart rate monitors • FRWD, Blatand Professional sports • McLaren F1 • Elite training centres • Several top clubs and national teams (e.g., in NHL) - Copyright Firstbeat Technologies Ltd. - Heartbeat interval R-R interval R T P Q S R-R interval = time difference between consecutive heart beats - Copyright Firstbeat Technologies Ltd. - Autonomic nervous system Control and tune body to respond challenges encounered during everyday life mainly via adjusting the function of heart, visceral organs, smooth muscle and different glands. - Copyright Firstbeat Technologies Ltd. - Heartbeat interval contains vital data that origins from numerous different sources • Respiration, metabolic processes • Physical activity, recovery • Posture, postural canges • Emotional reaction, mental strain • Effects are mediated via autonomic system Firstbeat analyzes and ”decodes” the signal and separates the different sources FIRSTBEAT TECHNOLOGIES LTD. Digital model of human physiological functions • Near laboratory accuracy (from rest to maximal exercise) • Improved accuracy of physical activity assessment by 40-70% • From heartbeat data, we bring you, e.g., − Respiration rate − Oxygen consumption (VO2) − Energy expenditure − Fat-burn rate − Aerobic Training Effect (EPOC), − Stress, recovery Data interpreted in a easy-to-understand format Reports on: • Assesment of lifestyle related risks for diabetes • Anaysis of daily stress and recovery • Physical workload assessment • Health enhancing physical activity • Energy consumption and support for weight management • Effect of training on fitness • Athlete recovery • Fitness testing • And more... Thursday Normaali työpäivä Light exercise Heavy meal Night well slept Alarm wakes up Friday Demanding meeting at the office Recovery at home Movie Night well slept No alarm Saturday Shopping in town Tasks at home and reading Sauna Party with friends Night continues Running home! Thank you for your attention!
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