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A comparison of two recorders for obtaining in-flight heart rate data

Dahlström, Nicklas LU and Nahlinder, Staffan (2006) In Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback 31(3). p.273-279
Abstract
Measurement of mental workload has been widely used for evaluation of aircraft design, mission analysis and assessment of pilot performance during flight operations. Heart rate is the psychophysiological measure that has been most frequently used for this purpose. The risk of interference with flight safety and pilot performance, as well as the generally constrained access to flights, make it difficult for researchers to collect in-flight heart rate data. Thus, this study was carried out to investigate whether small, non-intrusive sports recorders can be used for in-flight data collection for research purposes. Data was collected from real and simulated flights with student pilots using the Polar Team System sports recorder and the... (More)
Measurement of mental workload has been widely used for evaluation of aircraft design, mission analysis and assessment of pilot performance during flight operations. Heart rate is the psychophysiological measure that has been most frequently used for this purpose. The risk of interference with flight safety and pilot performance, as well as the generally constrained access to flights, make it difficult for researchers to collect in-flight heart rate data. Thus, this study was carried out to investigate whether small, non-intrusive sports recorders can be used for in-flight data collection for research purposes. Data was collected from real and simulated flights with student pilots using the Polar Team System sports recorder and the Vitaport II, a clinical and research recording device. Comparison of the data shows that in-flight heart rate data from the smaller and less intrusive sports recorder have a correlation of.981 with that from the clinical recorder, thus indicating that the sports recorder is reliable and cost-effective for obtaining heart rate data for many research situations. (Less)
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aviation, mental, recording equipment, heart rate, descriptors, psychophysiology, workload
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Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
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31
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3
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273 - 279
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Springer
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1573-3270
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10.1007/s10484-006-9021-7
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English
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  author       = {Dahlström, Nicklas and Nahlinder, Staffan},
  issn         = {1573-3270},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {273--279},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback},
  title        = {A comparison of two recorders for obtaining in-flight heart rate data},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10484-006-9021-7},
  doi          = {10.1007/s10484-006-9021-7},
  volume       = {31},
  year         = {2006},
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