OSCILLATORY BEHAVIOR OF HEART RATE, VENTILATION AND SKIN TEMPERATURE IN RESTING HUMANS: TOWARDS A SPECTRAL ANALYZER.
Final rept. 1 May 66-1 Aug 67,
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The physiological responses of human subjects were studied to determine the oscillatory frequencies of these responses. Heart rate, ventilation rate, and surface temperature were monitored from three subjects during quiescence and light exercise under conditions of fasting and immediately after food intake. A pattern of rhythmical oscillations was found for each of the three physiological parameters which varied with the specific experimental conditions. The method of handling the data and extracting the oscillations from the raw data is discussed in detail. The mathematical basis of this method is presented. Possible other applications of these techniques to data handling, compression, and reduction are also examined. Author
- Anatomy and Physiology