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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


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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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