The Analgesia Nociception Index (ANI) is an innovative technology that provides a measurement of the parasympathetic tone in order to continuously evaluate the patient’s comfort level. Thanks to the international, independent publications we can provide anesthesiologists a device and a measurement that will individualize and refine their daily practice of anaesthesia. Using ANI, doctors can assess the sympathetic/parasympathetic balance allowing them to TAKE CONTROL OF THE SURGICAL STRESS.
From ECG to ANI: heart rate variability computation
Heart Rate Variability is a well-known phenomenon that controls the regulation of the cardiovascular system via the Autonomic nervous system. By analyzing the heart rate variability oscillations, it reflects the activity of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
Developed in order to provide clinicians a monitoring system of analgesia matching the requirements of routine clinical practice, in other words, easy to use, easy to interpret, reliable, and continuous. During general anesthesia, the ANI range relates to adequate analgesia, which means that antinociception is adequate and that the parasympathetic activity is mildly predominant over sympathetic activity.