Memento Mori serves as a reminder that all things must come to an end. Because of that, every clock or timer is a reminder that time is the most precious thing we have. Starting to look for inspiration I ran into this clock by Aidan Lincoln:
The idea is a visual form of Memento Mori. But I thought what if I can show that the choices we are making can affect our time. I started to think about heartbeats - they have a fixed rate that can change with our physical and mental state. After a short talk with my mom (that used to be a nurse) I learned a couple of things:
Each and every one of us have different fixed rate
When we are stressed or running the rate goes up
When relaxing the rate goes down.
So my idea is: determine that every person's base-rate is a specific time unit. When the rate changes the time unit increases or decreases. The time unit will be visualized by the mechanize that I will build.
I will use a pulse sensor:
This is the start idea but I still have a few thing to figure it out:
What is this device measuring?
Should it be a device you wear or only the sensor?
Does the display need to be graphical or something physical?