Dutch start-up launches iPhone game with heartbeat as controller




A Dutch start-up has developed the game Skip A Beat, a game for the iPhone. What is striking about the game is that it works with the heartbeat of the player. There are no plans for a release on other mobile operating systems.

The application is available in the App Store for iOS and costs 1.99 euros there. With the game developer wants Happitech, a Dutch company, in their own words to make people aware of their heartbeat. That said, the CEO of the company, Yosef Harb, opposite Mashable. Heart rate is measured by keeping the finger to the camera of the iPhone. This is a known way of measuring the heart rate on the smart phones, but it is not very reliable.

The game revolves around Skip, a frog, which should ensure that a princess is rescued. By pressing obstacles need to be avoided on the screen. In addition, the heart rate must be kept within certain values. Also, the game keeps track of what the user of the heart rate was about the time. According Harb Skip A Beat can also be used by patients with heart disease, to keep the heart rate monitor in a playful way.

For now, the game is only available for the iOS operating system. According to the authors, there are no plans for a version for other mobile platforms. However, we are working on integration with HealthKit Apple and comes perhaps a version for Apple Watch.


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