Live event: Heartsync

The rhythm of your heartbeat changes throughout the day. When you are relaxed, the time between your heartbeats is more constant than when you are tense. Each person has their own unique heart rhythm. Yet people's heart rhythms can become synchronized. For artist Nino Basilashvili, this is a symbol of a deep connection between people.

During Dutch Design Week, visitors at the Philips Museum can participate in the interactive installation Heartsync. An installation that uses live heartbeat data to measure heartbeat synchronization within a group.

Ten visitors can participate in a live session lasting about 30 minutes. They sit in a circle and each put on a heart rate sensor (ear clip) that measures their heart rate. Through a special soundscape and a voice-over, they receive instructions to breathe at a certain pace, for example.

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Participating in Heartsync

Heartsync takes place during DDW at the Philips Museum.

  • The live session is presented at: 11:15 am, 12:15 pm and 1:15 pm. And at 3:15 pm, 4:15 pm and the last session is at 5:15 pm.
  • Registration in advance is not possible. 
  • Tickets are available on the day at the Philips Museum reception desk. (full=full)
  • Max. number of participants in the live session is 10 people. 
  • Per session there is room for an additional 30 spectators in the hall. They will not take part in the live Heartsync session. 
  • Advisory age Heartsync is from 15 years and older.

Location and tickets:  

Location: Philips Museum, Emmasingel 31, Eindhoven
Opening hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tickets*: Reservations are not required.

*Free admission on presentation of DDW ticket or passe partout or Museumkaart.
Regular tickets Philips Museum can be purchased here.
There are no additional costs to participate in Heartsync.


During Dutch Design Week you can also visit the temporary exhibition Sense(s) of Care by Philips Design. Click the button for more information.

Or design your own MRI experience (kids activity). Let your child's drawing come to "life" and learn more or the technology.


The Philips Museum is accessible for wheelchair and mobility scooter

Guide dogs allowed


Philips Museum
Emmasingel 31
5611 AZ Eindhoven

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+31 (0)40 235 90 30

Bookings and Sales:
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