With an ICAROS, you can do some intense muscle workouts in a VR flying simulation
We have seen a number of Virtual Reality simulations, but none quite like this one so far. We have seen driving, racing, flying and even rowing. ICAROS has built a flying simulation designed as an intense workout that forces you to really use all your muscles. They say that the machine focuses on effectively three aspects: Balance, Reflex, and Concentration. All of these to provide you an intensive exercise routine to strengthen various muscle groups.
Who are ICAROS?
They are a small VR sports simulation equipment maker based in Munich. They have been recognised recently on a variety of events. Awards have included: Reddot 2016 (honourable mention), ISPO Brandnew Overall Winner 2016/2017 and UX Design Awards 2016. They have also been covered by Wired (German site).
So how does it work?
The ICAROS requires you to balance and navigate using your body. You are positioned in a stationary position, put on your virtual reality goggles, and are in an immersive flying environment. All the while, in order to fly you need to shift your body around to sustain various directions and motions in flight.
They have designed the equipment so that you are using a wide variety of the body to sustain flight. The simulation enables you to build strength of various intensities on the chest, shoulders, abs, neck, triceps, lateral abdominal (stomach) muscles, quads and calves.
The ICAROS comes with a controller to enable you to control your movements. Everything is wireless to enable you to get connected, workout, and not be tangled in cables or wires. With your smartphone and a pair of VR goggles, you download the app, and then can start your intense workout experience. They have designed the whole experience to be as integrated and seamless as possible. The aim being to focus on the workout and not to worry about getting all the technology to work.
Their flying simulation workout experience enables you to practice so that you can build strength in various core muscle groups. Over time, you will also build strength and get more tone, while you are trying various flying courses.
So what do you think? Does this sound like something you would try? Let us know what you think.
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