07 Jan '15, 9am

Sony's Music Player Helps Joggers Control Heartbeat

Smart B-Trainer [Click to enlarge image] The heartbeat sensor embedded in the earphone for the right ear [Click to enlarge image] Sony Corp developed an earphone-like wearable device that functions as a music player and is equipped with a heartbeat sensor. The device, "Smart B-Trainer," is designed for joggers and automatically selects music in accordance with the heartbeat of a jogger. The company exhibited a prototype of the device at 2015 International CES. Jogging allegedly becomes more effective when the heartbeat of a jogger is kept at a certain level. This time, Sony focused on "BPM (beats per minute)," an indicator of tempo in musical performance. By changing music tracks in accordance with the heartbeat, the jogger can run with a good rhythm, the company said. Heartbeat adjusted by changing tempos Smart B-Trainer offers several training programs. By adjusting BPM,...

Full article: http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20150107/397...

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