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Optimal anxiety: measuring heart rates during my acting debut

Wearing an heart rate monitor during my debut performance

Apr. 18, 2018 -

This month I made my debut as amateur actor. I am no Hollywood star, nor do I envy to become one. But I do like crazy experiments and operating outside of my comfort zone often leads to new and refreshing insights. I took part in an amateur drama play and - in the name of science and fun - strapped myself with sensors to measure what happened to my body.

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Biostrap, wrist band, collecting health data on a daily basis, providing long term insights
Biostrap, wrist band, collecting health data on a daily basis, providing long term insights
Flyer announcing the play
Flyer announcing the play "Zusters in Zaken" by "De Opregte Amateur"
Heart rate during my debut - with annotations explaining what happened
Heart rate during my debut - with annotations explaining what happened
De Opregte Amateur
De Opregte Amateur
Me playing
Me playing "Broeder Gerard" in "Zusters in Zaken" during my debut as amateur actor
Wahoo TICKR, waist worn strap, measuring heart rate in realtime
Wahoo TICKR, waist worn strap, measuring heart rate in realtime

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