Japan Pulse: Tokyo Sports Club Features Video Game Exercise

Japan Pulse: Tokyo Sports Club Features Video Game Exercise
technology

Players can run around a Japanese gym kicking balls and breaking blocks made of light projections with sensors that react to individual motion.

Liz Walsh
  • 29 november 2011

Image via Flickr.

Hey, Tron fans. The future you’ve been dreaming of is here, located in a sports club inside a shopping mall in Tokyo. Or one step closer, anyway. With the new e-Sports Ground, players can run around a yoga studio kicking balls and breaking blocks made of light projected on the floor. The technology behind it is a system similar to Microsoft’s Kinect: Sensors hanging from the corners of the the ceiling read and react to players’ motions and instantly change the projected images accordingly. Players don’t need to hold or wear any special equipment.

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