Kubios HRV Premium

is a versatile heart rate variability analysis software for scientific research and professional use. The software supports a wide range of electrocardiogram (ECG) and heart rate (HR) data formats . The software computes all commonly used time-domain, frequency-domain and nonlinear HRV analysis parameters. The Premium version features also time-varying analysis options, which can be used to analyse time trends within e.g. 24-hour recordings or exercise and recovery periods. The reporting options of the Premium version are optimal for analyzing group data (several subjects) or repeated measurements. The software is operated entirely through an easy-to-use graphical user interface and the analysis results can be saved as a PDF, CSV text file or MATLAB MAT file. Analysis results can be used for detailed assessment of cardiac autonomic regulation and can be used for example to assess stress and recovery.

Kubios HRV is developed by an experienced team of medical physicists from Kuopio, Finland. The first version of Kubios HRV was released in 2004 and the software has been used in over 800 scientific studies by now. Purchase Kubios HRV Premium now and enjoy the full power of Kubios HRV.

Data support and pre-processing

Support for commonly used ECG data and HR data formats (EDF/EDF+, GDF, Polar, Suunto, Garmin, Actiheart, Zephyr BioHarness etc.).

Built-in QRS detector and enhanced options for correcting RR interval artifacts. The automatic RR correction algorithm corrects missed, extra and ectopic beats with high accuracy. In addition, baseline trends can be removed from the RR data to focus the analysis on the components reflecting sympathetic and parasympathetic regulation of heart rate.

Analysis methods and functionality

The analysis methods include all commonly used time-domain, frequency-domain and nonlinear methods.

  • Time-domain: Mean RR, SDNN, RMSSD, pNN50 etc.
  • Frequency-domain: VLF, LF and HF band powers, peak frequencies, LF/HF ratio, and ECG derived respiration
  • Nonlinear: Poincaré plot, ApEn, SampEn, DFA, RPA, D2, MSE etc.

Analyses can be easily performed for a selected number of time periods or time-varying analysis of a time period can be performed.

Reports and interpretations

Analysis results can be saved in the form of a detailed PDF report, ASCII text file or MATLAB MAT file. In addition, results can be exported to an “SPSS friendly” batch file, which can be easily imported e.g. Excel or SPSS.

Results are computed according to existing guidelines for HRV analysis and are thus comparable to reference values found from literature.

More information

Kubios HRV User´s Guide 
FAQ and troubleshooting  

Scientific references:
Tarvainen MP et al., Kubios HRV – heart rate variability analysis software. Computer methods and programs in biomedicine, 113 (1), 210-220, 2014.

Tarvainen MP et al., An advanced detrending method with application to HRV analysis. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 49 (2), 172-175, 2002.

Features HRV
Data supported
• Inter-beat-interval (IBI) data from HR monitors (Polar, Suunto, Garmin) or text file
• Electrocardiogram (ECG) data in EDF/EDF+, GDF, Biopac ACQ3, ISHNE ECG, or text file formats
• Support for ActiHeart & ActiWave Cardio, eMotion Faros, and Zephyr BioHarness data files
• QRS detector for accurate detection of beat-to-beat RR intervals from ECG data
• Artefact correction methods: Threshold based RR correction algorithm / Automatic RR correction algorithm / ECG based R-wave correction / — / — //
• Trend removal from RR interval time series
 Analysis options
• Time-domain parameters: Mean RR, SDNN, RMSSD, pNN50, HRV triangular index, TINN etc.
• Frequency-domain parameters: VLF, LF and HF band powers, peak frequencies and LF/HF ratio
• Spectrum estimation: Welch's periodogram / Lomb-Scargle periodogram / AR spectrum estimate / — / //
• Basic nonlinear methods (Poincare plot, ApEn, SampEn, and DFA)
• Additional nonlinear methods (Correlation dimension, Recurrence plot, Multiscale entropy)
• ECG derived respiration for accurate respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) analysis
• Time-varying analysis (time trends for time-domain, frequency-domain and nonlinear parameters)
 Reports and results export
• PDF report of analysis results including: General time-domain, frequency-domain and nonlinear results for defined analysis samples / Time-varying analysis results / — /
• ECG print (PDF report) showing the raw ECG trace for selected time period
• HRV analysis results export options: PDF file / Text file / MATLAB MAT file // — //
• “SPSS friendly” batch file export (ideal for group analyses or repeated measures)
 Price Free 299 € (VAT 0%)