User’s Heartbeats Turned Into Digital Valentine’s Day Cards [Video]
Re: Beat uses your smartphone to record and share your pulse with loved ones
A dozen roses and a box of chocolates to show that special someone you care on Valentine’s Day is a bit passé. Rebtel is bringing Cupid’s day into the digital age with its new app, Re:Beat, which records and animates a person’s heartbeat, to then share with loved ones, either near or far.
The free app uses a smartphone’s camera and flash to sense a person’s average heart beat per minute. It detects your pulse by measuring the subtle changes in your finger’s color. If the sensor fails, you can manually tap the rhythm of your heart. It then animates the rhythm into a digital beating heart, with simultaneous vibration and sound.