Video Game Effects

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.