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A method and apparatus for energy expenditure estimation

Publication Details
Authors: Kuisma Mikko, Immonen Antti, Levikari Saku, Peltonen Heikki, Launis Esa, Silvennoinen Mika
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
JUFO-Level of this publication:
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


An apparatus for energy expenditure estimation comprises a heart rate sensor (101) for producing a heart rate value indicative of a heart rate of an individual, a heat-flux sensor (103) for producing a heat-flux value indicative of a heat-flux flowing through a measurement area on the skin of the individual, and a processing system (102) communicatively connected to the heart rate sensor and the heat-flux sensor.The processing system is configured to produce an estimate of the energy expenditure based on the heart rate value and the heat-flux value. The use of the heat-flux value improves the accuracy of the estimation especially during low-intensity exercise and rest, when both heart rate and acceleration value soften fail to provide information meaningful enough for energy expenditure estimation.

Q-HEALTH (01/01/2017 - 01/01/2019)

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