Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Roto - The Chair That Spins

Here is something interesting in the name of gaming and VR:



https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rotovr/roto-taking-virtual-reality-to-the-next-level


Interesting idea for sure. As you need to move around in 360 using VR headsets like the Oculus Rift, this makes sense. However, you are still sitting down, and not really moving. Which is what I like about mine. Also, it's quite a pricey chair. Anyway, I wish them all the best with the campaign. :)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

TreadGaming Dying Light Gameplay

New Gameplay video with TreadGaming hardware in action:



This time around I spend extra time adding images showing how I trigger things in the game. It's not exact, but will give you some idea.

Also, I'm now also using the neat functionality I just added where you can hold the top Nunchuck button (C) to trigger things with the stick. Here Nunchuck #1 (left hand) will trigger the D-Pad on a XBox 360 controller, and Nunchuck #2 (right hand) will trigger A, B, X and Y buttons using the stick. If I double click the C buttons, it will be triggering like a normal button. In this case LB and RB on a XBox 360 controller.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Exergaming Projects Out There

It's been a while since I posted about cool projects related to mine, so I though I collect a few and show them here:

This bike is sweet, but probably quite expensive. Still in concept stage as far as I know:



Golf:


Sport Simulator:




Oculus Rift + Kinect + KickR = Our Homage to Paperboy: PaperDude VR





This is nice work, but no so much "omni treadmill". He just hacked mini steppers to trigger movement. You do know that means "all" or "every" right?





Not sure how many would actually go through all this trouble, but hey, exploring limits - Draw real blood while getting hurt?



It's on Kickstarter, https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1246820613/blood-sport-the-ultimate-in-immersive-gaming, but suspended for some reason...



CAREN ( Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment )


I would also like to highlight this wonderful site: http://www.fitness-gaming.com/

Monday, January 26, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Early Kickstarter Backer Testing TreadGaming on a Bike

One of the main reasons I wanted to post this on a crowdfunding site was to see what interest there would be in what I've created here.

From what I can tell from the Kickstarter campaign, is that there is interest out there! If I had less than 10 backers or so, then I would know there weren't enough interest in this.

However, having 60+ backers, that tells me this is something people like. And this is also confirmed by all the lovely emails I get from people. Thank you!

I even had one Norwegian Backer that took upon himself to rewrite the main information page on my Kickstarter campaign for me and then we worked together improving it.

I send one of the few ones I had left back home to him because he's been so helpfull and he has a bike. That way I could get some real feedback on this product I've created. And improve it based on that feedback. Here you can see it mounted on his bike:



He was very pleased with it. You can read more what he has to say about it here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chillance/treadgaming-exercise-while-playing-games/posts/1110114