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


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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Exercising Becomes A Little Easier With This Augmented Climbing Wall


The post Exercising Becomes A Little Easier With This Augmented Climbing Wall appeared first on VRScout. From exciting multiplayer games to helpful climber training applications, this 21st Century rock wall could finally make the gym fun.

Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay Is An Adorable Exercise In VR Fan Service


It’s a great exercise in VR scene-building, conjuring up a believably bustling environment that could have been taken straight out of the set of any of the movies.

Hands-On With BoxVR: Can VR Replace The Traditional Gym?


Despite alarming rises in global obesity, there has never been so few excuses to avoid exercise. Some high end gyms are investing heavily in experiences that break the boredom of repetitive exercise and improve results in shorter times. Experiences BoxVR exercise Gym

The ‘Vive Fitness Guy’ Is Launching His Own VR Content Studio


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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


Tagged with: exercise , nausea , ViveNChill Facebook Twitter Reddit More. HTC Vive VR Headsets VR Industry News exercise nausea ViveNChillI sweat a lot. If I’m standing outside with the sun up and a little breeze, it’s only a matter of time before I start sweating.

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


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.

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


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


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.

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.

How Virtual Reality Can Assist the Elderly


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.

CES 2018 Hands-On: Black Box VR Gave Me A Real Workout


I’ve been chubby ever since middle school and I don’t really have much of an excuse other than typical laziness, poor eating habits, and a lack of exercise. Games as exercise isn’t a brand new concept these days though. I’m a chubby guy.

Man Bikes Entire Length Of Britain In VR


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 Health Group Is Rating How Many Calories Games Burn


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.

Arcade Boxer ‘Knockout League’ Coming to PSVR

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It is currently rated on the Virtual Reality Institute of Health and Exercise as equivalent exercise to rowing for burning calories. vr boxing vr exercise vr workoutPopular VR boxing title Knockout League is coming to PlayStation VR.

VR Workouts Can Burn Some Serious Calories


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.

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 Loses More Than 50 Pounds Playing A VR Game


” 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.

TV Industry: It’s Time For A Round of “Stop, Keep, Change”

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A couple years ago, I pursued it largely as a research exercise. I’m obsessed with the future of television. Today, I’m up in arms based on my own experience as a TV consumer. The rumors are true: empowered consumers are real and I am one. And of late, my ad experience with my chosen form […].

This Guy is Cycling the Length of Britain in VR


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.

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.

UPS Is Integrating VR Into US Training Facilities


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.

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.

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


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.

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.

Losing Weight In VR With This VIVE Workout


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.

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.

Take a Breather With These Meditative VR Experiences


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?

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

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Magic Leap is a mystery.

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.

The Australian Air Force Is Now Testing the Microsoft HoloLens


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

Social VR Will Be Awesome If Diverse Voices Create It


The day consisted of a series of talks (links to slides are available in the speakers section near the end of this post) and brainstorming exercises revolved around the problem statement above.

5 Medical and Assistive Technologies Being Transformed with Leap Motion


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

The ultimate VR workout combines Vive with a rowing machine


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?

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.

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.