A Digital Heart Pulse Installation
It is a common phenomenon in our society today that young people generally pay less attention to their health condition. Their everyday lifestyle is composed of many unhealthy habits, including but not limited to long sitting hours, staying up late at night, drinking & smoking. The fast-paced modern life inevitably increases the risk of heart-related health issues, and sometimes it becomes too late to fix when a sudden heart fail strikes upon.
As architecture students, we are also subjects of heavy workload and high anxiety level; however, often times we don’t give ourselves enough time to reflect upon our own health. Among the typical health measurements, the heartbeat is the most easily accessible data to be monitored on a daily basis. Currently, heart rate data is not completely understood by the users due to its uninventive display convention. The users pay little attention to the heart rate BPM values and find it difficult to relate to actual health information. Our group is proposing to generate a graphical representation of the traditional ECG as a way to raise awareness for cardiotonic health among young people like us.
From now on, slow down, take a deep breath, and feel your own heartbeat.