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Give Heart Cells a Beat

Give Heart Cells a Beat
Use your heart rate to drive the beating of human heart cells. 

See live, beating human heart cells, and use your pulse to control their beating.

Grab hold of the heart rate sensor and watch as the heart cells on the screen adjust their rhythmic contractions to match your heart beat. If you do a few jumping jacks, you can give those heart cells a workout!


This exhibit is part of the Cells to Self collection, which is expected to open in 2019.


This exhibit was developed in collaboration with the Conklin laboratory at the Gladstone Institutes.