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Research Article

Impact of Colored Light on Cardiorespiratory Coordination

Figure 1

A short example of an ECG recording and the respiratory trace (dashed line). The symbols denote the encoding of acceleration (1) and deceleration (0) of the instantaneous heart rate as a consequence of respiratory sinus arrhythmia, that is, the modulation of heart rate by respiration. The sequence of binary symbols can be used to detect cardiorespiratory coordination. In this example, a cardiorespiratory coordination with a ratio of 7 : 2 (7 heartbeats in 2 respiratory cycles) would be detected.

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