BODiBEAT By Yamaha Lets Your Heart Pick MP3s

The Yamaha BODiBEAT is an MP3 player with a uniquely medical twist; it listens to your heartbeat while you're walking or working out and picks music to match your pace.


(Yamaha BODiBEAT MP3 player)

The device keeps track of the metrics of your workout, like distance, time, pace and yes, heart rate. The operating mode of the device may be selected by the user; each has special features:

  • Free
    Free mode lets the device match the music to your exercise pace, choosing those songs that appear to match your own tempo
  • Fitness
    The fitness mode allows settings for either walking or jogging; this mode works with the heart monitor to select music to provide aerobic exercise at your fitness level.
  • Training
    This mode tells you when to speed up or slow down for optimal results.
  • Music
    In the music mode, the BODiBEAT device acts as a regular MP3 player.
You can further structure your sessions with specific exercise time, distance or caloric goals.

They're doing a lot with music and human feelings (and other biometric data) these days:

  • Pimp My Heart EKG Bling
    This performance art piece amplifies the heart of the driver through a custom car stereo using a Pulse oximeter disguised as a blingin' medallion, yo.
  • XPod Activity And Emotion Aware Mobile Music Player
    The XPod project introduces a "smart" music player that learns its user's preferences, emotions and activity, and tailors its music selections accordingly.

Via Yamaha's BODiBEAT.

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