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.

Exercising Becomes A Little Easier With This Augmented Climbing Wall

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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.

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.

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

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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.

Playing ‘Beat Saber’ Could Burn the Same Number of Calories as Tennis

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According to recent testing by the Virtual Reality Institute of Health and Exercise , Beat Saber (2018) may be more than just a fun way to spend an evening in. Images courtesy Virtual Reality Institute of Health and Exercise.

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.

These Are The Best HTC Vive Games For Burning Calories

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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.

VR Games Are Now Ranked By the Workout You Get

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The VR Institute of Health and Exercise partnered with San Francisco State University in a groundbreaking study to prove it is, claiming VR can be a source of “strenuous exercise.” “We have a lot of information about what types of things in games lead to good exercise.”

This Man Has Already Lost 10 Pounds From Playing Skyrim VR

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While it would be no doubt unhealthy to sustain that level of weight loss, assuming he’s led a primarily sedentary lifestyle with minimal to no exercise previously, it’s likely just water weight and his loss will level off soon. Tagged with: Bethesda , exercise , Skyrim VR Facebook Twitter Reddit More. Gaming Bethesda exercise Skyrim VR

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

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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

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

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It’s also a unique combination of active exercise with a combination of embodied and abstracted gameplay mechanics. HTC Vive HTC Vive Compatible Games HTC Vive Games News SteamVR Games VR Games VR Locomotion exercise gdc 2017 racing sprint vector survios

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.

9 Of The Best VR Games For Working Up A Sweat

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There’s even a VR Institute of Healthy and Exercise designed to highlight high-calorie-burning apps and we’ve previously highlighted a few of the Vive’s standout titles. Tagged with: active , calories , exercise , sweat , VR games Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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

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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.

Meet Black Box, the world’s first virtual reality gym

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Exercise and weight loss has always been a prominent part of virtual reality. The gaming industry has always been searching for an exercise stimulating solution with occasional success stories, like the one of Job Stauffer, then-Telltale Games employee, who lost 50 pounds playing a VR game.

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.

How VR makes us human again

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VirZOOM Raises $5.5 Million For Next Generation VR Bike

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The creators of an exercise bike geared toward VR said they raised a $5.5 The money raised by VirZOOM will go toward 2nd generation products that can turn any stationary bike into one compatible with the company’s VR exercise program. VR exercise is an intriguing prospect. million seed round to expand efforts.

HTC R&D department shows that VR can already benefit various sectors of our lives

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Regarding women losing weight, we made a quantitative comparison between three cases: Participants using a personalized avatar of themselves : the woman could see herself embodied in an obese figured avatar and exercise in front of a mirror in the virtual fitness center.

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.

VirZOOM Closes $5.5M Seed Funding to Develop Second Generation of VR Bike Kit

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VirZOOM, makers of VR arcade exercise games and the VirZOOM Bike Controller , announced the successful closure of a $5.5 “VirZOOM is skipping past the early adopters to bring VR to mass market customers through cardio exercise motivation.

Cycling to Your Favourite Tunes in Virtual Reality

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VR Fitness is fast becoming a big deal, and there are many apps out there that use the unique immersive capabilities of the medium to take make exercising more fun. VirZOOM partners up with Feed.fm to provide personalized music tracks to help users pedal through those virtual miles.

VR Fitness vs. the Gym

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The problem is most of us fail to keep up with regular exercise. If that is the case, then what is preventing people from hitting the gym and exercising regularly? But will users be able to target specific muscles or do specific weight, strength and resistance exercises as they can in “normal” gyms? Though VR fitness options offer a lively and interactive gym experience, which is designed to help people enjoy exercises, it has got flaws, too. Everybody wants to be fit.

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.

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?

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.

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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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How Osso VR Is Revolutionizing The Way Surgeons Train For Operations

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It was a very kinetic training exercise and one that wouldn’t be feasible to try for the first time on a real patient without prior knowledge. There is a major training crisis happening in the surgical community right now.

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.

AR Glasses For Diabetics: Magic Leap Considers ‘Glucose Monitoring’ Eyewear

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” The eyewear can also track activities such as “eating, taking medication, exercising, or a combination thereof.” The glasses of the future might watch your glucose levels.

This Developer Recreated ‘The Legend of Zelda’ Boss Battles in VR

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For VR users, the following question inevitably arises in some shape or form: why isn’t ‘x-studio’ making my favorite ‘y’ game in VR?

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.

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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.

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

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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.

Future of Invasive Neural Interfaces & Uploading Consciousness with Ramez Naam

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Ramez Naam. Ramez Naam is the author of The Nexus Trilogy sci-fi novels, which explores the moral and sociological implications of technology that can directly interface with the brain.

Man Loses 138 Pounds Following Beat Saber Workout Routine

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As a result, Robert began researching realistic exercise options for someone in his unique position, eventually leading him to purchase an HTC Vive, as well as a copy of the massively popular VR rhythm game, Beat Saber.

Yoga for building VR tolerance

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This is a long slow process but hopefully with these exercises you see large improvements in duration in months instead of years. We don’t expect someone who can’t touch their toes to do a few exercises and get down there in a day or a week. Exercises.