The basis of this research is to create a device that correlates age, gender, BMI and heart rate. The research involves design on the device that uses a reusable pulse oximeter to accurately measure the heart rate of the user. As for the speed measurement, the device is a stationary bike with an attached Hall Effect sensor to measure the speed that the user is traversing. The challenging aspect of the research is the provide a formula for the device to determine the sufficient speed that the user needs to decelerate and to also provide a formula for the suggested heart rate of the user to have a safe cardiovascular exercise as to prevent the inevitability of cardiac attacks or unnecessary straining of the heart. One of the main features of the device is its ability to trigger an alarm to warn that the user is approaching the maximum heart rate threshold determined by the device. The researchers will be using graphs to represent the correlation of the variables (age, sex, heart rate and BMI). The user's maximum heart rate, suggested heart rate and heart rate warning threshold varies depending on the age, gender and BMI, as such it therefore requires attention to have a cardiovascular exercise that can be used to the fullest.
Volume 12 | 01-Special Issue