What is Heart Rate Variability?

Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is the variation of time, in milliseconds, between two heart beats. Despite an apparent regularity, the time necessary to accomplish a full cardiac cycle may vary by a few milliseconds from heartbeat to heartbeat. Those variations are directly linked to the capacity of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) to modulate the cardiac rhythm according to external and internal stimuli, such as stress and overload of training.

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What is the role of the Autonomic Nervous System ?

The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) unconsciously regulates all our vital mechanisms. It adjusts respiration, digestion, heart activity and blood circulation to the body's needs. The automatic functioning of our ANS is so efficient that it regulates our vital functions without us realizing it, which implies that it may already be too late when the first symptoms of fatigue and overtraining arise.

inCORPUS® technology

inCORPUS® enables analysis of the unconscious ANS state thanks to a multidimensional analysis of HRV. inCORPUS® identifies different energy profiles of the general state of the body. Our technology relies on the expertise of Laurent Schmitt, PhD, Grégoire Millet, PhD associated to the research and work of Nicolas Bourdillon, PhD and Sasan Yazdani, PhD. For over 20 years, Laurent Schmitt has been supervising numerous elite athletes and their coaches to help them win.

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beam of light shining outward

inCORPUS® technology

inCORPUS® enables analysis of the unconscious ANS state thanks to a multidimensional analysis of HRV. inCORPUS® identifies different energy profiles of the general state of the body. Our technology relies on the expertise of Laurent Schmitt, PhD, Grégoire Millet, PhD associated to the research and work of Nicolas Bourdillon, PhD and Sasan Yazdani, PhD. For over 20 years, Laurent Schmitt has been supervising numerous elite athletes and their coaches to help them win.

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Measuring Heart Rate Variability

Data collection for Heart Rate Variability (HRV) analysis is performed using a heart rate monitor. HRV measure is thus simple and non-invasive. The state of ANS is measured in two consecutive phases (supine and standing), each stimulating and analyzing specific subsystems of the ANS.

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