Experts

What experts say about SATHeart platform is important. It not only gives credibility and visibility, but as well important guidelines by the leading clinicians, medical scientists, physicians and therapists. Here are some sample feedback we have:


Dear SATHeart, What you describe sounds in general like a good idea. The parameters you mention are of value in construction of an algorithm that can be used for everyday use by the patient (or non-patient).

Prof. Töres Theorell: Professor emeritus at Stress Research Institute, at Stockholm University, previously professor of psychosocial medicine and director of the national institute for psychosocial factors and health.

Töres Theorell´s main research area is psychosocial factors in relation to health. Critical life events and work stressors in relation to cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal and mental disorders have been in focus.

Dear SATHeart,  I see strong potential for your platform. My advice being in the speciality for 28 years: you may devote one main system with vital signs and HRV.
You may study what to program as metric measures for the remaining copies of the system. As I am impressed with the scientific direction SATHeart is practicing, it will be pleasure for me to be part of your clinical advisors team.

Prof. Abdullah A Alabdulgader: Interventional Congenital Cardiologist/Interventional Electrophysiologist/Electrical Devices Implanter. Founder of Prince Sultan Cardiac Center, Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia.

He is Fellowship of Congenital Heart Disease in King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in 1997. And also fellowship of Invasive Cardiac Electrophysiology and Electrical Cardiac Device Implantation for the Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmia in 2003 and Fellowship of Royal Cardiology Physician of Edinburgh in 2005. He is the founder of the International Summit on Advanced Cardiac Sciences, in which the scientific community is striving to gain specific understanding of the interactions of the heart and neurological systems through fostering cross-disciplinary research meetings from different disciplines (electrophysiology, electromagnetism, endocrinology, neuro-cardiology, cardiac stress management/emotional science etc.).

Dear SATHeart,  This should be a useful tool in cardiac rehabilitation.  Cardiologists seem slow to adopt these ideas, but other professionals are excited to add tools to their rehabilitation arsenal.

Prof. Dr. Richard Gevirtz: Distinguished Professor of Psychology for the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego.

He has been in involved in research and clinical work in applied psychophysiology and biofeedback for the last 30 years and served as the president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 2006-2007. His primary research interests are in understanding the physiological and psychological mediators involved in disorders such as chronic muscle pain, fibromyalgia, and gastrointestinal pain. In this vein, he has studied applications of heart rate variability biofeedback for anxiety, pain, gastrointestinal, cardiac rehabilitation, and other disorders. He is the author of many journal articles and chapters on these topics. He also maintains a part time clinical practice treating patients with anxiety and stress related disorders.

Dear SATHeart, HRV is a good measure of stress, so your device could help people – not only patients to learn what to do in order to relax. I think the most valuable feature is that you have an objective measure one can see which situations stresses you and which methods (breathing techniques etc) helps you to relax. One should know one’s own normal values but given detailed instructions I think most people could manage by themselves.

Dr. Bo Netterstrøm: Chief physician at the Occupational Medicine Clinic of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Bispebjerg University Hospital, Danemark.

Due to many years of experience from working with occupational medicine as a specialist and chief physician at Occupational Medicine clinics, and as a work doctor in the Danish Working Environment Authority, Bo has a very wide-ranging expertise in occupational medicine. Bo also has great solid knowledge of the various occupational health issues and prevention in the different industries. Bo is also known for his long-standing work with the stress area. In the stress area, Bo has worked with studies and preventive work in concrete cases and teaching.

Dear SATHeart, Your device captures vascular function parameters as well as cardiac stress index (based on HRV and blood pulse wave analysis) therefore it is more advanced than 100 other devices that are based on HRV only. I think that biofeedback based on sounds and physiological measures which include vascular function parameters is very helpful for stress management and as a therapeutic tool. Sound as a biofeedback signal in some cases can be more useful than visual signal. Recently we have developed a method to assess current arterial elasticity by HRV for evaluation of the stress level. I believe that your device is useful for the patient cardiac rehabilitation and follow up at home. Cardiologist, psychologist or therapist might and should be interested.

Prof. Evgeny Vaschillo: Associate Research Professor in the Cardiac Neuroscience Laboratory at the Center of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Prof. Vaschillo’s diverse experience includes development of research methods to analyze the abilities of spaceship and submarine crews and methods of psychophysiological support for new submarine simulators; creation of Resonance Frequency HRV Biofeedback method and its clinical applications for treating patients with heart rate irregularities, asthma, and fibromyalgia; development of psychophysiological methods to analyze the physical and psychophysiological condition of athletes. He also worked at the NASA Regional Applications Center at Florida International University and at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where he investigated Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia and baroreflex applying HRV biofeedback.