Video Games Affect On Pulse Rate

The purpose of this experiment is to find out if video games affect your pulse rate.
I predict that the more intense the game is, the higher the pulse rate will be. I believe this because in an intense game, you can get real nervous which would cause you to push the buttons very fast.


Sony Playstation

Sony Playstation Controller

Cool Boarders 3 game

Crash Bandicoot 2 game

Gran Turismo game

Final Fantasy VII game

stop watch

TV




1. Read resting pulse rate for one minute and record.

2. Repeat step 1 two more times and record. Also calculate the average pulse rate and record.

3. Insert a selected game and begin playing.

4. Play for 5 minutes.

5. Stop playing and read pulse rate for one minute. Record.

6. Repeat steps 4-5 for two more trials.

7. Calculate the average pulse rate and record.

8. Repeat steps 3-7 for other games.

9. Repeat steps 1-8 for additional people.




Trial 1
Person A Person B Person C Person D
Resting 80 72 68 88
Cool Boarders 3 88 68 80 92
Crash Bandicoot 2 96 84 76 100
Final Fantasy VII 84 72 72 88
Gran Turismo 96 88 88 100

Trial 2
Person A Person B Person C Person D
Resting 76 68 76 84
Cool Boarders 3 84 84 76 104
Crash Bandicoot 2 84 88 76 104
Final Fantasy VII 80 72 76 84
Gran Turismo 88 100 88 88

Trial 3
Person A Person B Person C Person D
Resting 72 72 72 88
Cool Boarders 3 88 80 80 100
Crash Bandicoot 2 88 88 76 96
Final Fantasy VII 76 76 80 88
Gran Turismo 84 80 80 92

Average Pulse Rates
Person A Person B Person C Person D
Resting 76 70.6 72 86.6
Cool Boarders 3 86.6 77.3 78.6 98.6
Crash Bandicoot 2 89.3 86.6 76 100
Final Fantasy VII 80 73.3 76 86.6
Gran Turismo 89.3 89.3 85.3 93.3

I have discovered that my hypothesis was correct. Video games do indeed affect the body?s pulse rate. Crash Bandicoot 2 posted the highest pulse rates. This game is an action game. Final Fantasy VII posted the lowest pulse rates. This game is very slow. Another thing that I discovered was that people who regularly played video games had a bigger pulse increase. This experiment shows that video games can affect the human body.