Bio-Feedback HRV (Exagon sense)
iMRS’s bio-feedback system (previously known as iMORE) based on heart rate variability (HRV) reading is not a new feature. In the new iMRS PRIME, the iMORE (now known as Exagon Sense) gets an upgrade with the capability to display blood oxygen level real-time. In addition, the HRV data collected during the sessions can now be exported to a 3rd party HRV analysis application for further investigation. The hardware (finger sensor) essentially remains the same hardware, but with a darker tone. However with the new Prime system, the SENSE reading is much more reliable and consistent as compared to iMORE. This likely has to do with the overall Prime system. Nevertheless, most of the enhancement lies in the software piece.
- New display interface that shows also the Oxygen level (SPO2) on top of the HRV and Intensity level. The SPO2 is not used in the assessment, hence the algorithm in evaluating HRV remains largely the same
- The session history can be kept and export to third-party software, Kubios HRV analysis software for further assessment.
The advantage of using the Kubios software, however, is the ability for you to understand various HRV parameters including your recovery (energy reserve) and stress index level. This can give you an overall indication of your overall health, and trend over time, a very useful insight to your health.
Do you need Exagon Sense?
Our recommendation for bio-feedback remains mostly the same as in our previous recommendation in our iMRS system buyer’s guide. If you are a home user, this is really optional. While the 3rd party Kubios software is a plus if you are prepare to install the software system on a PC (Windows or Mac), export and analyze the reading.