INVESTIGATION OF HEART RATE VARIABILITY BY STATISTICAL METHODS AND DETRENDED FLUCTUATION ANALYSIS
The physiological signals that are recorded from different parts of the human body have a non-stationary nature and the tracking of their dynamics is an interesting research problem. This report examines Heart Rate Variability through the use of statistical methods of analysis that are traditionally used to study the functionality of the heart and via Detrended Fluctuation Analysis. The use of the technique of Detrended Fluctuation Analysis allows the investigation of short-term and long-term correlations in non-stationary Heart Rate Variability series. A study has been made of the changes in the functioning of the human heart, depending on the age. The study encompasses healthy individuals in three different age groups. The analysis of the obtained results shows a change in the correlated behavior of the investigated signals with an increase in age.
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