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Episode 197: Groundbreaking Research That Could Help Identify Preterm Births

November 10, 2022

In research now in peer review, WHOOP discovered a novel digital biomarker based on heart rate variability (HRV) trends that can be a potential indicator of preterm delivery.

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This week’s episode is an exciting one. CEO and Founder Will Ahmed sits down to unveil groundbreaking new research conducted by WHOOP. In research now in peer review, WHOOP discovered a novel digital biomarker based on heart rate variability (HRV) trends that can be a potential indicator of preterm delivery. This research has the potential to pave the way in improving the lives and health outcomes of premature infants worldwide. SVP of Data Science and Research Emily Capodilupo and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Patrick Carroll join Will to discuss the latest findings.

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EPISODE CHAPTERS:

  • 3:57 – What we found in the pregnancy data
  • 5:25 – Emily looking at her own data as a pregnant member and how the research got started
  • 7:16 – The study in WVU from Dr. Shon Rowan and the findings
  • 9:19 – The inflection point and signaling the body is ready for birth
  • 10:26 – How Dr. Rowan used WHOOP in his study
  • 11:43 – Conducting our own research study on pregnancy
  • 13:35 – What we learned from our research on the inflection point
  • 16:10 – The potential effects of preterm births
  • 18:10 – Options when it comes to having preterm births and preventative measures
  • 20:36 – How we are developing this research into the WHOOP app
  • 26:56 – Dr. Patrick Carroll joins the show 
  • 27:52 – Wearables making an impact on health care and the findings around HRV in pregnancy
  • 30:29 – Working with a medical provider and offering up WHOOP data
  • 32:52 –  The power of non-invasive studies
  • 34:00 – Exclusion criteria for the study
  • 34:49 – The overall impact on the medical field
Resources

More on Pregnancy Research and Pregnancy Coaching from WHOOP

Dr. Shon Rowan Research Study from WVU

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