Before I went to Southport’s Pleasureland I went to Blackpool Pleasure Beach (see earlier post). Unfortunately the sensor I was using was dislodged and the feature I was interested in, namely heart rate, was lost. While Blackpool ended up becoming a trial run for the next deployment I did manage to capture some fun breathing and g-force data.
Here’s the Blackpool Pleasure Beach webpage, from the snapshot below can you guess which ride I was on? I’ve placed a red arrow when the ride starts. Everything recorded before that arrow is me sat down waiting for the ride to begin.
Here’s a quick few tips on understanding the data. Its recorded using a BioHarness ISM chest-strap which records ECG, RESP, TEMP and acceleration. The data window you see covers 80 seconds and shows 3 data channels: breathing contractions and expansions (top), body skin temperature (middle) and peak acceleration (bottom). The device records a maximum of 3 g’s. The sensor was maxed out at the peak.