Displaying heart rate data on a bicycle helmet to support social exertion experiences

Wouter Walmink, Danielle Wilde, Florian 'Floyd' Mueller

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Abstract

People often engage in physical activity with others, yet wearable technologies like heart rate monitors typically focus on individual usage. In response, we discuss the potential of heart rate displays in a social context, by means of an augmented cycling helmet that displays heart rate data. We studied how pairs of cyclists engaged with this setup and found that access to another person's heart rate data can result in social interplay which in turn supports engagement with the exertion activity. Through our design process and study, we reveal key dimensions of designing for social uses of heart rate data and wearable displays: temporal and spatial accessibility of data, technology support for its interpretation, and influences on heart rate. We also articulate a set of insights for designers that aim to support social exertion activities with heart rate data. As such, our work expands our understanding of wearable technologies' unique interaction opportunities. Copyright is held by the owner/author(s).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEighth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, Munich, Germany, February 16-19, 2014
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings
EditorsSaskia Bakker, Lian Loke, Alexander De Luca
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages97-104
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450326353
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventTangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction 2014 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 16 Feb 201419 Feb 2014
Conference number: 8th
https://tei.acm.org/2014/

Conference

ConferenceTangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction 2014
Abbreviated titleTEI 2014
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period16/02/1419/02/14
Internet address

Keywords

  • Biofeedback
  • Body-worn technologies
  • Cycling
  • Exertion
  • Heart rate
  • Helmet
  • Wearables

Cite this

Walmink, W., Wilde, D., & Mueller, F. F. (2014). Displaying heart rate data on a bicycle helmet to support social exertion experiences. In S. Bakker, L. Loke, & A. De Luca (Eds.), Eighth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, Munich, Germany, February 16-19, 2014: Proceedings (pp. 97-104). [18] Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/2540930.2540970