A Bibliometric Analysis of the Trends in the Research on Wearable Technologies for Cardiovascular Diseases

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2022 Nov 3:299:256-261. doi: 10.3233/SHTI220994.


In this paper, a bibliometric analysis of research on wearable technologies for cardiovascular diseases was conducted with Bibliometrix and based on 1675 papers collected in Scopus from 2000 to 2022, and interesting results were presented. The US and China stood out for their sustained productivity in the field of cardiovascular diseases. The examination of the authors' keywords revealed that between 2000-01 and 2009-12, "Respiration" and "personalized applications" were the most popular research topics, however from 2010-01 to 2019-12, attention was given to "ECG," "Wearable devices," "Wearable sensors," and "heart rate". This study suggests that in the present decade, researchers should focus on topics related to artificial intelligence, hypertension, ECG, wearable sensors, and African countries must address their technological gap in the coming years.

Keywords: Bibliometric; Bibliometrix; Cardiovascular; Wearable.

MeSH terms

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Bibliometrics
  • Cardiovascular Diseases* / diagnosis
  • Cardiovascular Diseases* / therapy
  • Humans
  • Technology
  • Wearable Electronic Devices*