Heartbeat Drum is an interactive exhibit that allows visitors to explore a meaningful relationship between their heartbeat and music. When visitors place both hands on the drum handles, a drumstick beats the drum in rhythm with the visitor’s heartbeat. If the visitor is calm the drum will beat at a slower rate; if the visitor is excited the drum will beat at a faster rate. The double-sided handles allow for two visitors to interact with the exhibit at a time. Visitors can compare their heartbeats and work together to create a beat. It is possible through time and coordination for the visitors to slow or speed up their pulse so that the drum beats in unison.
MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation, Santa Barbara, CA
Explora Science Center and Children’s Museum, Albuquerque, NM