Virtual Sports May One Day Take Over National Leagues [Video]

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Researchers have discovered a way to merge the athletics and gaming industries with an exciting new concept.

Lara Piras
  • 16 october 2013

Human-computer interaction researchers from Germany have created an ‘imaginary reality game’ that combines the benefits of physical sports with the imaginary elements of video games.

Their prototype Quantum Basketball is a hybrid analog-digital game that sees real players compete against each other. Participators are covered in accelerometer sensors on their hands, belts, and markers on their heads that track the players and provide them with clues to where the ball is.

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