Game Controlled by Your Heart Rate Puts You in Zen Mode
'Skip a Beat' uses the iPhone's flash to detect a user's pulse, which needs to be within a target range for player mastery
Skip a Beat is a new game for the iPhone and iPod touch that is controlled by the player’s heart rate. Developed by Amsterdam-based healthcare software company Happitech, the endless runner game accesses the device’s flash to detect a pulse and then uses it like a controller.
The player controls the main character, Skip the frog, by placing their finger on the iPhone or iPod touch camera. Their heart rate is measured by the game and used as an input to control Skip’s movements. As the frog travels across various terrains trying to avoid different obstacles, the player must keep their heart rate within the target range for each level in order to score more points.