Matt Tong is a well renowned drummer and best known for his association with the band ‘Bloc Party‘.
Matt was interested in research being conducted by the CBDP into the physiological demands of drumming. At a Bloc Party concert in Brighton (UK) Matt agreed to wear a heart rate monitor in order to capture the level of cardiovascular stress experienced during a ‘live’ performance. Heart rate was recorded every 5 seconds and showed a typical rise/fall that accompanies songs played at different tempos. The photos below show Matt wearing the heart rate monitor.