Virtuix Omni: An omni-directional virtual reality treadmill

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Virtuix Omni

Thanks to the latest iterations of the Oculus Rift and imminent versions of various head mounted displays virtual reality is only getting bigger and better. But for a truly immersive experience, company Virtuix has created the ultimate virtual reality simulator: the Omni, an omni-directional virtual reality treadmill. (Video)

 

 

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Counteract the Unhealthy Affects of Sitting All Day with the Treadmill Desk

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Treadmill desk

It’s really hard to keep healthy by staying glued to desk job the entire day. Everybody knows that such sedentary lifestyle sets the stage for a host of health hazards from chronic pain to heart attacks. To evade such physical problems and help people stay fit, Dr. James Levine of the Mayo Clinic has created the Treadmill Desk.

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OK Go’s Amazing Rube Goldberg Music Video

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So you thought OK Go was a one trick pony, right? They did the old treadmill trick and we were all like “Wow! Amazing!” but take a look at this action. These guys basically recorded this in a single shot, arriving in their places with just as all sorts of crazy things happen.

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Zero Gravity Treadmill Revolutionizing Rehab and Retraining

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AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill

Everyone knows you don’t need a treadmill in space, right? You just find a free section of the cylindrical wall of your spaceship and run around that, 2001-style.  But when you get back to Earth, you need to exercise your atrophied muscles and get the blood pumping again. But how do you stand up on those weak and skinny legs? An anti-gravity treadmill, that’s how. And it isn’t just astronauts that can’t bear their own weight: injured athletes and accident victims also need to regain strength slowly. The answer is the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill M310, a newer, cheaper version of the company’s $70,000 machines. (Video)

 

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Bulldog Interactive Fitness: A Gym That Uses Video Games To Get Kids Moving

Bulldog Interactive Fitness:  A Gym That Uses Video Games To Get Kids Moving

Bulldog Interactive Fitness

A gym that uses video games to get kids moving? Bulldog Interactive Fitness has found a solution that gets kids off your couch at home, without actually taking away their number one obsession; video gaming. It’s a common problem many parents face; there are so many products on the market for children that keep them entranced by their computers or favorite gaming systems. While this on its own isn’t a problem, it is when the child isn’t finding balance that also keeps them physically active.

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Underwater Treadmill Takes Exercising to New Depths

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Hydrotherapy in Action

 

Hydro Physio is a company based in England that has developed an underwater treadmill for those exercise enthusiasts, as well as those in rehabilitation or training.

Using hydrotherapy treatment, this product combines water exercising with the benefits of using a treadmill. The water depth, treadmill speed and jet resistance are able to be programmed into this system.

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The Walkstation Workstation

The Walkstation Workstation

For days when being the hamster is not such a bad option

Developed by both Steelcase, a furniture manufacturer, and James Levine from the Mayo clinic, this treadmill desk allows you to game, work or just look at funny pictures on the internet and “work out” at the same time. The functions should be pretty obvious from the picture.

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