Jill Fehrenbacher

EXERGAMING RETURNS

by , 08/29/05

Exergaming

On the subject of High-Fit Homes, one way to boost your physical activity quotient during the day is to take sitting-in-front-of-the-box time and turn it into exergaming time. We know there are many of you out there who like to sit motionless for hours in front of your Xbox or Playstation (and you know who you are…) If you just can’t bear pull yourself away from fragging aliens for an hour to hit the gym, then buy one of these new NeXfit exercise bikes.

Designed to make exercise more appealing, Nexfit has developed an exercise bike that hooks up to your XBox, Playstation, or the Internet, incorporating game controls into the handlebar. It has a force feed back system, which delivers 16 different shock levels according to collisions and explosions. And, since this is an exercise machine after all, it comes equipped with an Online Health Manager, which accumulates user’s exercise records after each game for accurate health management.

So stop making excuses and get off that couch!

Similar exergaming products out there include:

TACX’s Fortius trainers which actually generates electrical power from your physical exertion, and sends it back to the mains.

Powergrid Fitness and
Cyclescore

Via Medgadget

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