• І. Chaykovskyi International Research and Training Center of NAS of Ukraine
  • V. Kalnysh Institute of Occupational Medicine
  • Т. Yena Institute of Occupational Medicine
  • А. Yena Institute of Occupational Medicine
  • Yu. Vyrovyi Expert Group "Kwendi
  • М. Ketko "IMESK" Ltd.
  • Yu. Frolov Institute of Cybernetics of NAS of Ukraine4
  • V. Budnyk Institute of Cybernetics of NAS of Ukraine4


The is presented the development of method for evaluation of emotional state of man, what suitable for use at the workplace based on analysis of heart rate (HR) variability.

28 healthy volunteers were examined. 3 audiovisual clips were consistently presented on the display of the personal computer for each of them. One clip contained information originating the positive emotions, the second one – negative emotions, the third one – neutral. All possible pairs of the emotional states were analysed with help of one- and multi-dimensional linear discriminant analysis based on HR variability.

Showing the emotional video-clips (of both signs) causes reliable slowing of HR frequency and also some decreasing of HR variability. In addition, negative emotions cause regularizing and simplification of structural organization of heart rhythm. Accuracy of discrimination for pair “emotional – neutral” video clips was 98 %, for pair “rest – neutral” was 74 %, for pair “positive – negative” was 91 %.

Analysis of HR variability enables to determine the emotional state of observed person at the workplace with high reliability.


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How to Cite
ChaykovskyiІ., Kalnysh, V., YenaТ., YenaА., Vyrovyi, Y., KetkoМ., Frolov, Y., & Budnyk, V. (2012). VALUE OF HEART RATE VARIABILITY ANALYSIS IN DIAGNOSTICS OF THE EMOTIONAL STATE. Medical Informatics and Engineering, (1).