VIRTUAL REALITY GYM?!

Love exercise? Love gaming? Icaros could be the answer. Created by German design company Hyve, the contraption is paired with a VR headset to bring physical activity to a virtual experience.

“You are balancing your centre of mass,” explains senior innovation designer Johannes Scholl, who came up with the idea in 2012. “When you are doing a steep decline, for example, it really goes into your shoulders, into your chest muscles. When you do left and right turns it is pretty exhausting to your abs and to your lower back muscles.”

The Icaros prototype recently went to a digital convention in Berlin where around 50 volunteers put the machine through its paces. “All of them said ‘phew that’s really exhausting!’” One prototype is very, very expensive but what we are aiming at is that [the price] can compare to gym equipment you would normally buy for your home.”

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