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#1 +Jack Unterweger

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 08:44

 

Students going back to school in Dubuque, Iowa, are going to find it a little harder to slack off in gym.

Public middle and high school students will have to wear heart rate monitors in gym class to make sure they are actually being physically active.

"It will be a large portion of their grade, because we want to grade them on what they're actually doing in our class," Dubuque Schools Athletic and Wellness Director Amy Hawkins told ABC News.

Teachers will use the information collected from the heart rate monitors to write report cards.

"It really takes the opinion out of things," Hawkins said. "You know it's not really 'I think your kid is doing this and this in class.'"

 

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 08:39

How does gym work in the U.S.? When we had P.E. it was pretty easy to see which kids were inactive and which kids were trying.

 

Hoiw big are the classes? How many teachers are present?



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:02

Hello,

 

I wonder how much this system cost the school district?

 

Naturally, any data gathered by the system should be the sole property of the manufacturer (not the district or the students) and allow them to identify each student by name for individualized advertising and marketing programs, as well as their families.  The data should also be purchasable by businesses such as insurance companies and sporting goods equipment manufacturers for the same reasons.

 

And, of course, use of the devices should be mandatory to prevent interference from any pesky parents who somehow feel their children shouldn't be datamined and profiled as they attend public school.

 

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 13:57

Basic exercise hart rate trackers are relatively cheap. It isn't just heart monitors for tracking exercise in gym class, school sports participants are also getting attention.

With a young athlete dying of undiagnosed heart disease about every other day there is also a move to expanding the required sports physical exam.

Here in Michigan the new regiem is being expanded to include an EKG and what's called a "quick look" heart ultrasound.

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 17:02

i absolutely love the idea of a full-rate monitored human body. todays technology shows this can be done. have a look at PUSH the first device to measure body strength

https://www.indiegog...asures-strength

 

stuff like this can not only be used to identify lazy kids (depression is usually the cause for being lazy) but also to prevent body overload.


Hello,

 

I wonder how much this system cost the school district?

 

Naturally, any data gathered by the system should be the sole property of the manufacturer (not the district or the students) and allow them to identify each student by name for individualized advertising and marketing programs, as well as their families.  The data should also be purchasable by businesses such as insurance companies and sporting goods equipment manufacturers for the same reasons.

 

And, of course, use of the devices should be mandatory to prevent interference from any pesky parents who somehow feel their children shouldn't be datamined and profiled as they attend public school.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 

should go 1:1 to mr. obama that way, but he is probably so busy with golf that he wont even read it :(