Does it even make you sweat?
Exergaming is a combination of the words 'exercise' and 'gaming'. Exergaming gets the benefits of both activities: it is diverse, motivating, rewarding, fun and social.
Exergaming produces completely new and unforeseen technology to the fitness industry, which in return stirs up interest, awe and questions. Is exergaming real fitness? Can it even make you sweat? How does it differentiate from traditional exercise?
Just a few minutes of practice with the iWall can make you sweat and your heart race. By choosing the right games and sufficiently challenging modes, a 20-minute play session can burn a lot of calories and improve muscular conditioning and oxygen uptake. The game content designed with the help of fitness professionals challenges the body diversely and refreshes the mind.
Gaming brings variety to traditional exercise by diversifying the range of motion and improving cognitive skills. Using one's body as a controller in the virtual environments challenges coordination skills and develops spatial awareness. Playing also benefits memory and deduction.
iWall creates an unforeseen social dimension to gyms, schools and public spaces. Interaction and sense of community will increase significantly as more and more time is spent together in the form of exercise and gaming.