Dance to Your Heart Beat

Heartbeatz is a revolution in wearable visual dance tech. Utilizing infrared reflection technology the device detects the heartbeat of its user and mimics the very movement of the blood in your veins with light via a length of Electro Luminescent wire. When listening to a song with a strong, constant bass rhythm the HeartBeatz will tune and begin to beat in time with it. The conception of Heartbeatz will allow any onlookers to be able to observe this process. When applied to a large crowd amazing patterns of light can appear throughout a club or event.

However, the applications do not end there – Heartbeatz can be utilised in any other situation where a person’s heart rate might want to be observed but in a less formal way, for example keep fit classes, or children playing in the dark.

Designer: Michael Skillings & Allan Aikman

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21 Comments

  • Johnny says:

    You wrapped a glowstick around your arm and taped it in place with masking tape. Congrats.

  • Johnny says:

    You wrapped a glowstick around your arm and taped it in place with masking tape. Congrats.

  • Tom says:

    So, judging by the video it doesn't actually work, than combined with its quite frankly messy form and lack of design makes this a fail.

  • Tom says:

    So, judging by the video it doesn't actually work, than combined with its quite frankly messy form and lack of design makes this a fail.

  • lifebydesignuk says:

    Note the “Prototype” title in the video. The photo's and video's shown are only mockups of the final product.

  • Martin Mura says:

    I think it loks neat, good job Michael and Allan, v happy guys for you.

  • Martin Mura says:

    I think it loks neat, good job Michael and Allan, v happy guys for you.

  • james says:

    That is the shittest thing i have ever seen . . . .

  • james says:

    That is the shittest thing i have ever seen . . . .

  • Harry H says:

    SOOOOOO BAD!!!!! LOL

  • Harry H says:

    SOOOOOO BAD!!!!! LOL

  • DANIEL F says:

    COOL FOR A RAVE THOUGH

  • DANIEL F says:

    COOL FOR A RAVE THOUGH

  • DANIEL F says:

    COOL FOR A RAVE THOUGH

  • Bauski says:

    Nice idea! Investigate it deeper and work it out, it could be something there!

  • Bauski says:

    Nice idea! Investigate it deeper and work it out, it could be something there!

  • vogelcube says:

    Would be cooler if he was wearing a tron suit. Then it's look less lame.

  • vogelcube says:

    Would be cooler if he was wearing a tron suit. Then it's look less lame.

  • Corey Gwin says:

    EL wire has been around for awhile already. Look at techno groups like Daft Punk–they're decked out in it (I made a costume of them with it a few years back). Keep with the heart rate thing or emotional level–I think there is something there. This is a way to connect with others you don't know at raves etc. Check out the Electric Daisy Carnival and you'll see what I'm talking about.

  • Corey Gwin says:

    EL wire has been around for awhile already. Look at techno groups like Daft Punk–they're decked out in it (I made a costume of them with it a few years back). Keep with the heart rate thing or emotional level–I think there is something there. This is a way to connect with others you don't know at raves etc. Check out the Electric Daisy Carnival and you'll see what I'm talking about.

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