VR Health & Exercise Institute Finds Many VR Games Are Better Exercise Than a Treadmill

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According to Aaron Stanton, director of the newly-founded Virtual Reality Institute of Health and Exercise , many of the popular VR games and applications are actually more effective at burning calories than a traditional treadmill exercise routine.

Review: VirZoom, The Virtual Reality Exercise Bike That Works With Rift, Vive and PSVR

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I once owned one of the greatest exercise machines ever made. The Kilowatt Pro was an exercise controller. Virtual Reality and Exercise. emerging that virtual reality can be one of the best pieces of exercise equipment you can own, not so much because it offers intense physical exercise in its current form, but because you can play room-scale VR for extended times without the motivational drain of boredom.

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This Is What 50 Days Of Virtual Reality Exercise Can Do

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VirZOOM Partners With AMD to Bring VR Fitness Bikes to Locations Across the Globe

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But thanks to virtual reality, there might be an exercise machine coming to your local gym or arcade that promises to gamify what many people not only find to be an existential commentary on their personal failings, but also a painfully boring experience.

These Are The Best HTC Vive Games For Burning Calories

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Racing Game “Sprint Vector” is an Intense Workout with VR Locomotion that Just Works

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Hands-On: ViveNChill Fan Helps Fight Sweaty Faces and Foggy Lenses

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This Man Actually Cycled The Entire Length Of The UK In VR

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To do this, he was using an inexpensive bluetooth cadence monitor paired with his exercise bike and Samsung’s Gear VR, running his own app named CycleVR. Tagged with: Aaron Puzey , CycleVR , cycling , exercise , gear vr.

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Man Loses Over 50 Pounds Using A Virtual Reality Bicycle

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The game-like experiences kept him coming back and created a non-threatening atmosphere for continued exercise. ” Brierly says he really hasn’t partaken in any other form of regular exercise during this weight loss period beyond his time on the VirZoom bicycle.

Turn Any Stationary Bike Into A VR Fitness Machine With This $100 Sensor

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VirZOOM is back with a more affordable option for exercising in virtual reality. Well obviously going with just the sensor means you’ll have to provide your own exercise bike.

Does the VirZOOM Exercise Bike Solve the VR Locomotion Problem?

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VR on exercise bikes like VirZOOM is going to be AMAZING… for some people, and I may not be one of those people. But overall, I think that VirZOOM is clearly going to be a popular incentive and motivator for some people to get more exercise.

VR Health Group Is Rating How Many Calories Games Burn

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The Virtual Reality Institute of Health and Exercise wants to show you how. The problem is it’s hard to know just how much exercise you’ll get playing a game until you try it.

How Virtual Reality Can Assist the Elderly

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VR For Exercising. Virtual reality doesn’t only offer brain exercise, but also helps them become motivated to exercise. Research from Aalborg University in Denmark revealed that the technology can inspire seniors in nursing homes to exercise.

Students Hack Positional Tracking onto Gear VR with SteamVR Tracking

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In a reverse engineering exercise, two students at Utah State University have hacked positional tracking onto a Gear VR headset using SteamVR Tracking technology.

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Man Bikes Entire Length Of Britain In VR

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Aaron Puzey then tested his ingenious new exercising experience like any rational computer programmer would: by cycling 1500 kilometers across the country of Britain. Aaron spoke more about his motivations behind the project stating, “I don’t really like exercise, I find it boring.

VR Workouts Can Burn Some Serious Calories

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From a personal trainer who shed 15 lbs in two months to a gamer who lost 50 pounds riding a stationary bike with a HTC Vive headset, VR workouts can not only be a source for exercise, but also be enjoyable at the same time.

Man Loses More Than 50 Pounds Playing A VR Game

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” Stauffer was prepared mentally to diet and exercise, but he didn’t relish the idea of joining a gym or starting every day with a run. “People always want to tell you ‘just exercise’ but it’s not that simple,” Stauffer said.

Oculus Touch Insides Revealed in Detailed Teardown

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As an ergonomics exercise, Touch comfortably surpassed HTC’s Vive controllers, being more naturally sculpted (with opposing shapes for the left and right hand), and with better weight distribution, allowing them to rest in the palms with only a loose grip.

This Guy is Cycling the Length of Britain in VR

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Exercise bikes can be boring. But not for one developer in Scotland who wanted to spice up his daily exercise bike rides by pairing a Gear VR headset with Google Street View imagery data for one unique ride up the length of Britain.

UPS Is Integrating VR Into US Training Facilities

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This new system will replace the previous driving exercises in which trainees were instructed on road hazards via a simple touchscreen devices. The global leader in package delivery will soon be using virtual reality to train its future drivers.

Augmented Reality May Be The Future, But It Still Has Major Limitations

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His company is dedicated to building “real world” mobile gaming experiences that foster exploration, exercise and social interaction. Augmented reality may be the future of games, but there are some huge problems that stand in its way.

This VR Training Simulation is One of the Best We’ve Ever Seen

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Anyone who’s experienced the torture of mandatory safety training and the accompanying exercises and videos will know that traditional methods to educate employees on the risks of a workplace are often less than effective.

Virtual Therapy for Stroke Neurorehabilitation & Skill Relearning

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Inspired by the latest research into neurorehabilitation & skill relearning, they create a Kinect-based experience that gamifies the rehab exercises that 85% of people don’t do because they’re either too boring or painful.

360 Short Film ‘Step to the Line’ Published as Part of Oculus’ VR for Good Initiative

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The film documents an exercise regularly run by Catherine Hoke, founder of Defy Ventures , who provide a six-month non-profit entrepreneurship program for inmates at over 20 prisons in the United States.

5 Medical and Assistive Technologies Being Transformed with Leap Motion

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Problem: There aren’t many ways to retrain people’s brains beyond boring clinical exercises. Problem: Rehab exercises can feel unrewarding and repetitive.

Magic Leap CEO: ‘We have made something that is small, mobile, powerful, and we think pretty cool’

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VirZOOM to hit online retailers in July

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The system includes the VirZOOM Bike Controller, the VirZOOM Arcade suite of VR exercise... News VirZOOMCAMBRIDGE — Virtual reality technology company VirZOOM Inc. announced early access product shipments globally to pre-order customers starting this month.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s Free VR Experience is a Beautiful Glimpse at the Future

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All in all, the whole thing feels remarkably polished and Eidos should be praised for not just throwing this out the door as a quick, cheap and cynical marketing exercise.

Google’s ‘Expeditions’ Initiative is Leading Innovation in the Future of Immersive Education

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Google has been rapidly iterating on creating useful tools that are immediately useful for teachers to introduce immersive experiences into their lesson plan, and there’s a lot that is left up to the teacher to be able to guide and direct the interactions and group learning exercises.

The ultimate VR workout combines Vive with a rowing machine

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Much has already been said about how playing certain games in virtual reality can be comparable to exercising. But what if you combined a VR headset with using an actual exercise machine?

Watch: Stunning Blade Runner VR Fan Project is Nearly Done, But There’s a Hitch

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It’s been a little while since we last checked in on Blade Runner 9732 , a one-man project that started as a technical exercise and blossomed into a quest to recreate one of sci-fi’s most iconic movie locations.

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The amazing thing about this experience is that X has to spend time standing and moving around each day, a tiresome exercise that most would find tedious if they were made to do it as opposed to choosing too.

Field in View: Is An HTC Vive Better Than Your Gym?

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Granted this was the first bit of exercise of this type I’d have in a while, but I do consider myself to be in decent shape. Before that we’d also told you about Tim Donahey and I recently spoke to a man that had cycled the entire length of the UK all from the comfort of an exercise bike in his living room. I gave VR exercise a hard time and maybe you do too. I used to think VR fitness was a dud.

Losing Weight In VR With This VIVE Workout

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A certified personal trainer and former competitive power lifter, Donahey was looking for alternative exercise routines to stay in shape after the birth of his son. This gamer has his own personal workout routine in VR and he’s already lost 12 lbs.

Take a Breather With These Meditative VR Experiences

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Explore and interact with a beautiful illuminated forest doing breathing exercises and listening to a soothing track. We all need a break from the crazy reality we live in today. So why not take a step into a virtual world to relax and get away from all your worries?

How VR, AR, & AI Can Change Education Forever – Part 2, Tomorrow’s Solutions

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Now, concepts can become characters, ‘exercises’ and ‘exams’ can be seamlessly embedded into worlds and storylines as activities, and students are free to literally explore and immerse themselves in the subjects they’re learning.

‘Vive N Chill’ Cooling Solution for HTC Vive IndieGogo Campaign Now Live

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The new campaign page cites some studies which highlight blood circulation whilst the body exercises and “directing air at and over this crucial part of the body, the ViveNchill helps reduce your overall temperature.”

The Australian Air Force Is Now Testing the Microsoft HoloLens

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Saab’s mixed reality applications program lead, Inger Lawes, praised AR’s potential to improve military training exercises.

Exploring Methods for Conveying Object Weight in Virtual Reality

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We hoped to come out of this exercise with findings that could apply to all platforms with motion controls: from Daydream’s Wiimote-style controller, to the advanced room-tracking controllers of the Vive and Rift.

The Gigantic List of Augmented Reality Use Cases

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EQ training: use training exercises and real-time feedback to help provide baselines for appropriate social interaction, such as amount of eye contact, when to make jokes, and how close to stand to another person. Walk around this trainer to see how good exercise form looks from all angles.