Johannes Scholl’s startup, Munich-based Icaros GmbH, has developed a VR exercise machine that delivers a core workout by making it seem like users are flying and deep-ocean diving. About 200 gyms and entertainment centers from London to Tokyo have installed the $10,000 machines. A cheaper home version for about $2,000 is under development and could be unveiled around the start of next year.
Cambridge, Massachusetts-based VirZOOM Inc. transforms bike machines into VR controllers that let gamers fly horses and drive Formula 1 cars.
A Helsinki augmented reality startup, Augmented Climbing Wall, overlays digital images onto rock-climbing walls, letting climbers play games or battle each other while ascending.
Read the complete post at Bloomberg Technology:
Virtual Reality Hits the Gym
by Yuji Nakamura, Bloomberg Technology