The pulse describes the pressure wave that spreads in the blood vessels as a result of the contraction of the heart.
Rest pulse is understood to be the frequency of the heartbeat when the body is at rest.
For the correct measurement of the resting heart rate, it is necessary that the measurement does not take place immediately after physical exertion and that the subject has come to rest before the measurement.
The resting heart rate is influenced by many factors. This includes, for example, age, gender, ambient temperature, time of day, fitness, caffeine consumption, alcohol, etc.
Adults have an average resting heart rate of 60 to 80 heartbeats per minute (bpm). Semi-professional athletes have values of 60, while top athletes have values around 40 bpm. With old age, the resting heart rate rises again. For seniors it is between 80 and 85 bpm. In contrast, newborns have values around 130 bpm, adolescents around 85 beats per minute.
Our hand scanner is medically validated by:
URK (University Hospital Regensburg)