Using Heart Rate Variability Analysis To Indicate Athlete Injury Risk And Well-Being (Wearable Europe 2019)

Mr Veli-Pekka Kurunmäki, Director of Sports Performance Products
Firstbeat Technologies


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Presentation Summary

This presentation will discuss how Heart Rate Variability technology can be used to indicate and identify athlete injury risk and track well-being. We will discuss how data collected from wearable technology during practice and 'home life' can create a 360-understanding of an athlete's physiological condition, predict trends and, therefore, aid recovery and performance at the elite level.

Speaker Biography (Veli-Pekka Kurunmäki)

Veli-Pekka Kurunmäki is in charge of Firstbeat's work in the competitive sports arena with the world's leading teams and athletes. He has over 10 years of experience in putting physiological knowledge into play to help coaches make better coaching decisions in player development, performance optimization and injury prevention. He has studied exercise physiology at the University of Jyväskylä and has personal experience in competitive sports at an international level.

Company Profile (Firstbeat Technologies Ltd)

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Firstbeat is the leading provider of physiological analytics for sports and well-being. We transform heartbeat data into personalized information on exercise, stress and recovery. Thousands elite sports teams, wellness professionals, and millions of consumers worldwide trust Firstbeat to enhance performance and well-being. Firstbeat helps every individual reach their health and performance potential with science-backed confidence.
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