Dubuque teachers to monitor students' heart rates

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Dubuque teachers will be able to monitor students' heart rates through a web-based program while they exercise at school.

The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1oAh5z8 ) the program gives Dubuque Community School District teachers an idea of physical activity levels by middle school and high school students while they exercise in class.

Students will place a strap containing a heart sensor around their chests. The sensors will send data about the students' heart rates that will be projected onto a screen or wall in class while they're exercising.

The online application that collects the data is called Polar GoFit. It also shows how close a student is to reaching his or her target heart rate.

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Information from: Telegraph Herald, http://www.thonline.com

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