Integrate a heart monitor into an item of clothing
This is one of a series of resources to support the use of the BBC micro:bit in Design and Technology lessons.
There are many reasons to monitor heart rate. For example:
- There are 2.7 million people in the UK currently suffering from heart problems. The quicker these problems can be found and treated the better the chance of a full recovery.
- Athletes measure their heart rate during training to ensure that they are training in their optimum physical range.
In this unit, learners will use the BBC micro:bit to develop a prototype for a personal heart monitoring system.
Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links
In this activity, learners will design a fully integrated product. They will investigate and apply methods of attaching their device to a piece of clothing.
The activity sheet includes teachers' notes, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
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