Netributor Ride Adjusts Speed Depending on Rider's State of Fear [
Thankfully, the ride is designed to slow down, not speed up, when the rider is feeling nauseous or scared.
The Neurotransmitter 3000, as the beast is known, is the brainchild of Dutch industrial designer Daniel de Bruin.
The "biometrically controlled thrillride" measures seven meters in height (or about 23 feet). It collects data from sensor's placed on the user's body. Fluctuations in heart rate, muscle tension, body temperature, and orientation/gravity can be processed to effect changes in the ride's motion.
The ride is launched at full speed -- roughly one revolution every two seconds -- when the user's resting heart rate hits 80 beats per minute (bpm). The machine continues to rotate as the heart rate increases. However, once that level reaches 130 bpm, the ride brakes to a stop. Increased muscle tension -- such as when a user grabs the seat of the ride with his or her hands -- can also cause the Neurotransmitter to grind to a halt.
De Bruin tells Quartz Media that his goal is to keep on experimenting with the ways in which riders can connect emotionally to a large machine] - http://tinyurl.com/kvkumv5