Event Title

PH4 -- The Effects of Mask on Heart Rate

Location

URC Greatroom

Start Date

8-4-2022 10:30 AM

End Date

8-4-2022 12:15 PM

Description

The primary objective for the following experiment is to test the effect of college student's heart rates while wearing a protective mask to protect them from the pandemic disease called Covid-19. In December of 2019, a disease that we know now to be called covid started rapidly spreading through all states starting in China. Participants in this study included 12 Spartanburg Methodist College students. These participants consist of 6 females and 6 males between the ages of 17 and 20. Another factor between students is their different levels of athleticism and gender. The participants will be asked to place the pulse oximetry on their fingers to first record their resting heart rate. Secondly, the participants will be asked to walk to and from class and record their heart rate. According to the results of the 3-day experiment with the 12 test subjects, the athletic males and females tend to have a lower heart rate opposing the non-athletic males and females. The participants of both genders that were athletic had very close in in-range results. With the results, we have discovered that non-athletic people tend to have a higher heart rate than athletics did. This could be due to the fact that athletics undergo these circumstances daily that can affect their heart rate for training. We found there was no correlation directly between males and females, only to athleticism being a factor or not. Some of the participants were in better physical shape which corresponded to their heart being in better shape also. The better your physical health is, the better heart rate you will have as long as no underlying health factors are included.

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Apr 8th, 10:30 AM Apr 8th, 12:15 PM

PH4 -- The Effects of Mask on Heart Rate

URC Greatroom

The primary objective for the following experiment is to test the effect of college student's heart rates while wearing a protective mask to protect them from the pandemic disease called Covid-19. In December of 2019, a disease that we know now to be called covid started rapidly spreading through all states starting in China. Participants in this study included 12 Spartanburg Methodist College students. These participants consist of 6 females and 6 males between the ages of 17 and 20. Another factor between students is their different levels of athleticism and gender. The participants will be asked to place the pulse oximetry on their fingers to first record their resting heart rate. Secondly, the participants will be asked to walk to and from class and record their heart rate. According to the results of the 3-day experiment with the 12 test subjects, the athletic males and females tend to have a lower heart rate opposing the non-athletic males and females. The participants of both genders that were athletic had very close in in-range results. With the results, we have discovered that non-athletic people tend to have a higher heart rate than athletics did. This could be due to the fact that athletics undergo these circumstances daily that can affect their heart rate for training. We found there was no correlation directly between males and females, only to athleticism being a factor or not. Some of the participants were in better physical shape which corresponded to their heart being in better shape also. The better your physical health is, the better heart rate you will have as long as no underlying health factors are included.