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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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Biometric readings covering the month leading up to the performance
Biometric readings covering the month leading up to the performance
Playing drama is a team effort - and the on stage interaction is what makes it fun!
Playing drama is a team effort - and the on stage interaction is what makes it fun!
Me playing
Me playing "Broeder Gerard" in "Zusters in Zaken" during my debut as amateur actor
Heart rates during the two performance nights, left my debut, right the second performance
Heart rates during the two performance nights, left my debut, right the second performance
Heart rate during my debut - with annotations explaining what happened
Heart rate during my debut - with annotations explaining what happened
Flyer announcing the play
Flyer announcing the play "Zusters in Zaken" by "De Opregte Amateur"

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