The gender effects of heart rate variability response during short-term exercise using stair stepper from statistical analysis

Nor Aziyatulizni Mohd Rosli, Mohd Azizi Abdul Rahman, Malarvili Balakrishnan, Takashi Komeda, Saiful Amri Mazlan, Hairi Zamzuri

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This study is aimed to explore the heart rate variability (HRV) response during short-term exercise by stair stepper and to compare the finding between young healthy male and female subjects. The responses were statistically analyzed by applying independent-samples t-test statistical method. The calculation of coefficient of variation (CoV (%)) and the slope of the linear regression are used to assess the steadiness of the HRV. Furthermore, the results also demonstrated that female subjects had greater significant p-value of RMSSD feature, and significance p-value of an LF feature is greater in males. Thus, the ongoing results demonstrated that males have the sympathetic drive and females have predominant parasympatheticdrive during a short-term exercise on stair stepper. Thus, the experiment results indicate the suitability of developing rehabilitation devices in the field of Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) research, control system and rehabilitation engineering, which may help to isolate males and females.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-366
Number of pages8
JournalIndonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016 May 1



  • During exercise
  • ECG
  • Heart rate variability (HRV)
  • Signal processing
  • Stepper

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

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