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Study of a pilot’s heart rate throughout his training

Bovo, Angela and Freychat, Léonard Study of a pilot’s heart rate throughout his training. (2020) In: 1st International Conference on Cognitive Aircraft Systems - ICCAS 2020, 18 March 2020 - 19 March 2020 (Toulouse, France). (Unpublished)

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In aviation, the physiological monitoring of pilots can be useful to estimate the pilot’s mental and physical state and to help understand their performance. So far, most of this physiological monitoring takes place inside labs or flight simulators, as some physiological sensors are still rather unwieldy in a plane or uncomfortable for the pilot, or are still expensive, such as EEG or fNIRS. However, the humble cardiac monitoring now offers good quality yet cheap sensors for athletes, which makes it a good fit for the general aviation domain, where pilots have a limited budget. Although physical activity impacts heart rate, this activity is limited inside a cockpit and the metabolic heart rate could be subtracted for better results 1. We have had the opportunity of logging a student pilot’s physiological data throughout his initial PPL training (which is not over yet). During all his flights, he wore a Garmin D2 watch, which synchronizes the heart rate with the GPS position, speed and altitude.

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