HapticPulse – Reveal Your Heart Rate in Physical Activities

  • Janko Timmermann
  • Benjamin Poppinga
  • Susanne Boll
  • Wilko Heuten
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7468)


The heart rate is an objective parameter indicating the current physical activity. Displaying it to the user will help her or him to gain awareness of the physical load during certain activities. Current systems do not use the sense of touch to display the actual heart rate. Using the sense of touch has been shown to be potentially less distracting than using other senses in certain situations. In this paper we describe a system which displays the heart rate of the user using the sense of touch. We conducted a user study in the field with ten participants to collect qualitative and quantitative data, which serves as a guideline for the future improvement of such systems.


Heart Rate Heart Rate Variability Smart Phone Average Heart Rate Heart Rate Monitor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Janko Timmermann
    • 1
  • Benjamin Poppinga
    • 1
  • Susanne Boll
    • 2
  • Wilko Heuten
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Information TechnologyOFFISGermany
  2. 2.University of OldenburgGermany

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