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VA Technical Reference Model v 23.6

emWave Pro
emWave Pro Technology

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Description: emWave Pro is a software that monitors heart rhythms and displays physiological levels of coherence. Coherence is a state in which the heart, mind, and emotions are in a logical interconnection. emWave Pro uses a pulse sensor plugged into a Universal Serial Bus (USB) port to collect pulse data and translates coherence information into on-screen graphics. This technology can create plans with coherence techniques, interactive exercises, and games that teach stress management, emotional self-regulation, and resilience building skills.

This technology saves data to a emwave.emdb database file. This file is saved to the user’s local drive. This technology also has the optionality to connect to HeartMath`s cloud service, HeartCloud, to sync devices, backup database files, and sync session data.

This technology is available in two editions, emWave Pro, and emWave Pro Plus. The functionality of each edition is identical, except emWave Pro Plus includes Hear Rate Variability (HRV) Assessments. The scope of this entry covers each edition.

The TRM decisions in this entry only apply to technologies and versions owned, operated, managed, patched, and version-controlled by VA. This includes technologies deployed as software installations on VMs within VA-controlled cloud environments (e.g. VA Enterprise Cloud (VAEC)). Cloud services provided by the VAEC, which are listed in the VAEC Service Catalog, and those controlled and managed by an external Cloud Service Provider (i.e. SaaS) are not in the purview of the TRM. For more information on the use of cloud services and cloud-based products within VA, including VA private clouds, please see the Enterprise Cloud Solutions Office (ECSO) Portal at:

This entry covers the Desktop Edition of this technology and not any mobile versions. Please note that the implementation of mobile technology applications that operate on Mobile Operating Systems must be reviewed and approved by the Mobile Technology and Endpoint Security Engineering Team:
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v22.5
Decision Date: 05/26/2022
Aliases: emWave desktop, Freeze-Framer
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: HeartMath
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (05/26/2022).