In an announcement today wellness technology company Blue Goji has revealed it’ll be attending the Building a Healthier Future Summit Expo in Washington, D.C., on 19th May. At the event the company will showcasing it’s latest virtual reality (VR) enhancements to its award-winning Goji Play fitness game system.
The Goji Play platform has been designed to combine gaming and cardio equipment, providing an immersive exercise routine on players favourite equipment. Blue Goji has also been developing new VR titles to provide further comprehensive and active VR experiences for head-mounted displays (HMDs) like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR and Samsung’s Gear VR.
In a statement Coleman Fung, Blue Goji co-founder and chief executive officer said: “Creating a motion-based, active VR experience that works well with suitable cardio equipment has always been one of the original design objectives for Goji Play. Based on our testing results, we believe that, leveraging cardio equipment like elliptical machines and stationary bikes, Goji Play will transform and extend the VR environment and potentially eliminate the motion sickness issue caused by the disconnect between any VR game motion and the sedentary posture of the user. With all the major VR platforms being introduced between now and Christmas, we are very excited to support them with Goji Play, and help resurrect many underutilized cardio equipment at home or gym memberships. We plan to introduce at least 5 new VR games by the end of 2016. These new VR games will be available in normal, 2D versions as well, adding to our existing offering of 16 games in the Goji Play portfolio,”
Motion-based systems like HTC Vive, PlayStation VR and Oculus Touch all help to change attitudes towards videogames – often seen as sedentary – by involving users in immersive worlds with positional-tracked systems.
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