Adding Biofeedback To Sports Experiences
Audiences watching sports on TV often feel connected to athletes experience. This research considered how TV audience members watching sports experiences respond to performer heart rate.
Our first study considered the relative effect of modality (visual vs. haptic) experience on heart rate, finding that overall, communicating heart rate as haptics positively increased sports experience, whereas visual heart rate distracted viewers from videos.
This research was conducted as part of an internship at Disney Research in Pittsburgh, PA.