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Demonstration of Autonomic Function Testing—Recording and Data Analysis Part II

Thursday, May 12, 2022

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Join BIOPAC for the second part of this two-part series on autonomic function testing:

Isometric Handgrip Test, Cold Pressor Test, Mental Arithmetic
Presenters: Sanjay Sood, Ph.D., and Frazer Findlay

Valid and reliable autonomic function testing plays an essential role in identifying a diagnosis, evaluating the prognosis, and treating autonomic nervous system diseases. These tests are also frequently performed in research labs to investigate autonomic responses in both health and disease. Surrogate measures are used to assess autonomic status by presenting different physiological challenges and recording end organ responses. Often, focus is placed on recorded changes in heart rate, blood pressure, sweating, etc.

During this webinar, we demonstrate a standard battery of autonomic test protocols for cardiovagal, vasomotor adrenergic, and sudomotor function. This webinar identifies standard testing protocols, illustrates setup with the help of video recordings of participants, and provides tips related to data analysis options.

You will learn the following:

  • The basis of autonomic testing
  • Autonomic lab requirements
  • Concepts demonstrated during the webinar
  • Advances in autonomic testing
  • How to perform various protocols using research vs. teaching equipment

Other topics include sympathetic skin response, HRV, baroreflex sensitivity, head-up tilt test, and new technology such as Trans-Radial-Ulnar Electrical Bioimpedance Velocimetry (TREV).

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About Frazer FindlayBIOPAC CEO

Frazer Findlay is CEO of BIOPAC and has more than 25 years of experience in life science data acquisition and analysis. Frazer is a well-regarded expert in the physiology monitoring industry and has facilitated workshops in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He is familiar with a variety of software, equipment, and laboratory protocols for a wide array of signals and measurements. Frazer joined BIOPAC in 1996 when he moved from the UK to Santa Barbara as the Domestic Sales Manager. He became CEO in 2008 and has continued to develop and grow the business while also working with physiology measurement and biometric companies to improve the physiology monitoring industry.

About Sanjay Sood 

Sanjay is a medical graduate with post-graduation in Physiology and a Ph.D. from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. He has approximately 32 years of experience working with a diverse medical student population in various elite medical schools. He joined BIOPAC as a consultant and now oversees Middle East Sales for BIOPAC.

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