Mypulses.com is a digital health start-up. Mypulses is research-based dedicated to applying machine learning to the analysis of pulse waves.
Mypulses develops algorithms for sports, wellness and health by applying big data analysis to pulse waves. Photoplethysmography (PPG), an optical technique that detects volumetric changes in blood, is used to collect pulse waves signals. PPG is used in many wearables to calculate heart rate frequency (HR) and the variability of heart rate frequency (HRV). HR is useful for measuring physical intensity. HRV indicates nervous system control of the heart rate for primarily sports applications.
Mypulses approach is different. Instead, Mypulses analyzes the full range of features generated from the entire pulse wave form, which include HR and HRV. The pulse taken some distance from the heart extends the PPG to peripheral circulation, which contains valuable information on the peripheral control of the autonomous nervous system (ANS) including the degree of constriction of the blood vessels. The blood vessels are constantly adjusting in diameter from sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems reactions to external stimuli.
Mypulses is innovative in using PPG to identify short term effects of changes in the pulse wave form as a result of the constant balancing or sometimes impaired balancing of the ANS. Measuring short term variations in pulse wave forms provide a wealth of information on how the body adjusts to varying conditions. Pulse wave analysis has proven successful in monitoring longer term effects of aging on arterial compliance and blood pressure. With machine learning and with technical advances in PPG pulse wave collection, Mypulses has extended pulse wave analysis well beyond indications of cardio vascular health. See pulse wave analysis.