It is evident virtual reality can serve many different use cases. Although it is not necessarily designed to make people work out more or live a healthier lifestyle, there are certain options to explore in this regard. A virtual reality gym is not necessarily something most people have been waiting for, but the concept sounds pretty interesting. Mixing Fruit Ninja with Drunkn Bar Fight is a pretty intriguing concept worth looking into further.
The Virtual Reality Gym is Coming Sooner or Later
Gaming in virtual reality has become about so much more than just sitting around and flinging controllers. Some companies are more than willing to take things one step further by introducing a full-fledged gym. More specifically, a few gyms are investing in VR as we speak, which will hopefully aid them in keeping customers fit through a fun experience.Most people are familiar with popular VR titles such as Fruit Ninja, which asks players to cut fruit while waving arms and legs around in fluid motions. It is a lot more labor-intensive than it sounds if you want to play the game properly.
There’s also Drunk Bar Fight, which encourages players to throw punches and objects around the pub as a way to exercise. A more violent approach, granted, but one that plenty of players seem to enjoy right now. What makes this particular game interesting is how players feel stronger as they drink more. Although the game is still in beta, it proves to be a pretty fun experience overall.
All of this goes to show VR fitness – or even full-fledged VR gyms – are not all that far away. A lot of people want to exercise but can’t be properly motivated to do so. Using virtual reality can yield some dividends in this regard, even though it remains to be seen if these efforts can be successful in the long run. It is good to see more use cases for the VR industry as a whole, though, as it is about so much more than just gaming or entertainment. Working out in VR is an option well worth considering.
Do not be mistaken in thinking all gyms will feature VR equipment in the near future, though. Some locations are certainly experimenting with this concept and are yielding the rewards from doing so. However, one needs to get people into the gym first and foremost before they can work out using virtual reality technology. Moreover, most hardware isn’t exactly suited for working out, as the head straps can’t handle the amount of sweat generated by the human body. It will be interesting to see how things evolve in this regard, that much is certain.
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