Sedentary work style and heart rate variability: A short term analysis

Aleksandar Matic, Pietro Cipresso, Venet Osmani, Silvia Serino, Andrei Popleteev, Andrea Gaggioli, Oscar Mayora, Giuseppe Riva

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Abstract

Emerging studies suggest that sedentary work style is often associated with deleterious physiological implications, including diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. However, only few studies linked prolonged periods of sitting with psychological responses thus the implications of sedentary behavior on mental health still remain highly unexplored. In this study, we investigated the relation between sedentary time and Heart Rate Variability (HRV) parameters, which are considered important biological markers of psychological processes including cognitive and emotional aspects. In this manner, we aim to explore factors that may indicate that sedentary behavior causes responses at psychological level. Recent progress in the sophistication and usability of wearable sensors offers the opportunity to continuously record ECG parameters and accelerometer data in daily-life settings, such as at workplace.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, MindCare 2012, in Conjunction with BIOSTEC 2012
Pages96-101
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2nd International Workshop on Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, MindCare 2012, in Conjunction with BIOSTEC 2012 - Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal
Duration: Feb 1 2012Feb 4 2012

Other

Other2nd International Workshop on Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, MindCare 2012, in Conjunction with BIOSTEC 2012
CountryPortugal
CityVilamoura, Algarve
Period2/1/122/4/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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    Matic, A., Cipresso, P., Osmani, V., Serino, S., Popleteev, A., Gaggioli, A., Mayora, O., & Riva, G. (2012). Sedentary work style and heart rate variability: A short term analysis. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, MindCare 2012, in Conjunction with BIOSTEC 2012 (pp. 96-101)