Virtual Reality at the gym—fly and dive your way to fitness

Posted by on April 26, 2017 12:45 am
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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

One response to Virtual Reality at the gym—fly and dive your way to fitness

  1. Tony Perkins April 26th, 2017 at 12:49 am

    “Let’s face it, working out isn’t actually fun,” says one trainer. “But by just having this machine, it gets people inspired and excited because it’s not the same old stuff.”

    I can go along with that!

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