Assignment 5 – Elena DeLuccia

With the SparkFun listed Single Lead Heart Rate Monitor, I thought that maybe it would be interesting to see what different types of music or specific beats do to your heart rate. When people listen to EDM music and go to raves, they get adrenaline rushes. What other genres could this happen in, and how often during a song does your heart rate raise? Is it specifically when the beat drops or is it the buildup, and what brings it back down?

With this specific monitor, it magnifies the heart beats even if there is enormous background noise, which is where I thought this experiment could come in handy.

Another idea was to see when someone with social anxiety has their heart rate elevated to determine a possible medication or coping mechanism plan.