Analyzability of Photoplethysmographic Smartwatch Data During Everyday Life: Feasibility Study

A total of 41 (19 female and 22 male) adults in good cardiovascular health (aged 19-79 years) continuously wore a smartwatch equipped with a PPG sensor and a 3D accelerometer (Cardio Watch 287, Corsano Health BV) for a period of 24 hours that represented their individual daily routine. For each participant, smartwatch data were analyzed on a 1-minute basis by an algorithm designed for heart rhythm analysis (Preventicus Heartbeats, Preventicus GmbH). As outcomes, the percentage of analyzable data (PAD) and the mean acceleration (ACC) were calculated. To map changes of the ACC and PAD over the course of one day, the 24-hour period was divided into 8 subintervals comprising 3 hours each.

Steve Merschel, Diplom FH 1, Lars Reinhardt, PhD 2

  1. Preventicus GmbH, Jena, Germany
  2. Institute for Applied Training Science, Leipzig, Germany