Now you can exercise while playing a game thanks to this astonishing Virtual Reality device called ICAROS. It is a piece of exercise equipment which simulates flying in VR. The concept of flying not only helps you to work out but also lets you burn your calories effortlessly.
The machine is built with a gyroscopic frame. The futuristic gadget helps you boost your reflexes and stimulate muscles from head to toe.
“With it you can train your muscles and stimulate the capability of reaction and balance,” the company’s website explains. “Simply with your movements on the Icaros you control and determine the flight path or diving the path in the game.”
Icaros is placed at a retail price of €8,000 (~$8,500), which makes it a bit more expensive than a NordicTrack machine. The latter does a similar job if used with a cross-country skiing/hiking virtual reality app. However, the concept of simultaneous exercising and VR gaming is too cool to pass on!
The machine requires the player to lie down in a plank-like position. You can also play an underwater game, and even invite your friends to a multiplayer match. You can choose the game, and the levels are increased based on the player’s physical ability.
The company ships the entire package containing the machine and a Samsung’s Gear VR in the price mentioned above, but the app also works with Oculus Rift or HTC Vive.
You can watch the following video for more information, and visit the German company’s website to place your orders!
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