ithlete Heart rate Variability System
As the need for improving performance and recovery evolves, so does the need to improve the data and analysis that coaches and sports medicine professionals collect. With practical constraints on time and manpower, the ithlete system includes a one minute daily heart rate variability (HRV) test. A subjective score capture which provides an attractive option that can inform coaches on the following areas – energy systems, power and fatigue management, illness prediction, recovery and regeneration and overtraining/under recovery.
HRV is a relatively new method for assessing the effects of stress on your body. It is measured as the time gap between your heart beats that varies as you breathe in and out. Research evidence increasingly links high HRV to good health and a high level of fitness, whilst decreased HRV is linked to stress, fatigue and even burnout. ithlete measures your HRV, as well as your resting heart rate, every morning during a one minute test. After you have built up a baseline over a few days, the ithlete software algorithms compare your daily readings with baseline to determine if any significant changes have taken place. These are reflected in traffic lights for the day’s training
and in a chart to help you track trends.
ithlete Team System.
The ithlete Team App is a single destination for viewing and managing all your team data. It resides on the ithlete Cloud making it secure and accessible, any time of the day. You can use the dashboard to quickly evaluate your team’s HRV and subjective data such as sleep, fatigue, mood, stress, and diet to determine readiness to perform. Opt for the ‘Multi-Player’ App bundle and eliminate compliance issues by taking your readings all together. Use the built-in SMS feature to send reminders and feedback to your team. All ithlete Team App customers are given access to our secure APIs for extracting team data in JSON and CSV formats. To collect the data team members take their morning readings using the ithlete handset App or the ‘Multi-Player’ App.
Each reading gets automatically uploaded to the ithlete Cloud.