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German design lab HYVE and Icaros home gym offers with a virtual reality headset

User can do anything from exploring deep space, flying over rainforests, or diving in a coral reef in their mind, while the Icaros allows you to control your flight path and maintain balance with body movements.
 
Aside from the VR goggles, a smartphone is attached to the rig to measure the pitch and angle of your movements, which is then relayed to a PC app to generate the VR graphics.
 
According to Icaros developer Johannes Scholl calls this new form of workout “bodytainment,” saying that “while doing your left/right and up/down moves, you train primarily shoulders and back. Also, your abs and your lateral abdominal muscles are trained intensively.” With a crowdfunding campaign in the works for this summer, the future of the virtual reality home gym is closer than you think.