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dc.contributor.authorKahánková, Radana
dc.contributor.authorKolařík, Jakub
dc.contributor.authorBrablík, Jindřich
dc.contributor.authorBarnová, Kateřina
dc.contributor.authorŠimková, Ivana
dc.contributor.authorMartinek, Radek
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-12T05:16:13Z
dc.date.available2022-07-12T05:16:13Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationAnimal Biotelemetry. 2022, vol. 10, issue 1, art. no. 15.cs
dc.identifier.issn2050-3385
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10084/146361
dc.description.abstractMonitoring and assessing cardiac activity in animals, especially heart rate variability, has been gaining importance in the last few years as an indicator of animal health, well-being and physical condition. This pilot study tested the sensors based on ballistocardiography sensing the mechanical vibrations caused by the animal's cardiovascular system, which have proved useful in measuring cardiac activity in humans. To verify the accuracy of these measurement systems, the conventional measurements based on electrocardiography were carried out and the outcomes were compared. The main objectives were to verify the suitability of these sensors in measuring cardiac activity in animals, to determine the advantages and disadvantages of these sensors, and to identify future challenges. Measurements were performed on various animals, specifically a goat, a cow, a horse, and a sheep. Electrocardiographic measurement, which has demonstrated high accuracy in procedures for animals, was used as the study's gold standard. A disadvantage of this method, however, is the long time required to prepare animals and shear spots to attach electrodes. The accuracy of a ballistocardiographic sensor was compared to reference electrocardiographic signals based on Bland-Altman plots which analysed the current heart rate values. Unfortunately, the ballistocardiographic sensor was highly prone to poor adhesion to the animal's body, sensor movement when the animal was restless, and motion artefacts. Ballistocardiographic sensors were shown only to be effective with larger animals, i.e., the horse and the cow, the size of these animals allowing sufficient contact of the sensor with the animal's body. However, this method's most significant advantage over the conventional method based on electrocardiography is lower preparation time, since there is no need for precise and time-demanding fixation of the sensor itself and the necessity of shaving the animal's body.cs
dc.language.isoencs
dc.publisherSpringer Naturecs
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAnimal Biotelemetrycs
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1186/s40317-022-00286-ycs
dc.rightsCopyright © 2022, The Author(s)cs
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/cs
dc.subjectanimal electrocardiography (ECG)cs
dc.subjectheart rate variability (HRV)cs
dc.subjectheart rate (HR)cs
dc.subjectanimal welfarecs
dc.subjectstresscs
dc.subjectveterinary monitoringcs
dc.subjectballistocardiography (BCG)cs
dc.subjectfarm animalscs
dc.titleAlternative measurement systems for recording cardiac activity in animals: a pilot studycs
dc.typearticlecs
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s40317-022-00286-y
dc.rights.accessopenAccesscs
dc.type.versionpublishedVersioncs
dc.type.statusPeer-reviewedcs
dc.description.sourceWeb of Sciencecs
dc.description.volume10cs
dc.description.issue1cs
dc.description.firstpageart. no. 15cs
dc.identifier.wos000788298900001


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