In 2016 Welltory team created an app which can measure Heart Rate Variability and use this data for stress and energy management. Since that time we noticed that HRV readings and their correct analyses are able to predict if person is going to get sick or not.
As we all know, being sick is dangerous and expensive. In the US, people spend over $4.6 million on flu-related medicine annually. Generally, adults get colds 3-5 times a year.
So we decided to make an research where we identify changes in HRV indicators that would predict the risk of getting a common cold and come up with a formula that predicts the likelihood of getting sick.
For now we already have a database of HRV measurements (over 40,000 users and over 250,000 measurements) that are connected to data about people’s lifestyles. Among them we will select people who have had an ARVI, analyse regular HRV measurements and lifestyle factors 1-2 weeks before the person got sick and detect common patterns.
HRV indicators we use to track patterns.
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