A new method is presented for the monitoring of cardiac time intervals, e.g. in clinical and industrial work investigation. The methods yields 'on-line' the electrocardiodynamic time profile during rest as well as effort, and has applications in health care, sports and occupational medicine. By means of analog processing of an electrocardiographic signal, ear densitogram and beat-by-beat display of the measured cardiac time intervals as amplitude-modulated pulses, an 'electrocardiodynamic time profile' is obtained. In order to estimate the accuracy and the limitations of the method, a comparison with computerized methods was performed. In an ergonomic experiment carried out by a Romanian-Swedish research team, analog and digital methods for the detection of cardiac time intervals showed good agreement.