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Technology
Published: 24 Aug 2015

Fitzania: Gaming Health

New York-based creative studio Specular has developed an immersive 3D game that gives you a health check-up while you play.

Fitzania envisions a future where people are encouraged to have regular health tests by making the diagnosis a by-product of having fun.

Players move around a sensor-filled game space, complete with pulsing lights and displays, using a small orb to hit targets. The targets become harder to hit as time goes on. A range of sensors analyse the player's "biometric signals" and movement to provide an on-the-spot fitness profile, and even a personal prescription.

Fitzania was exhibited at the Museum of Future Government Services in Dubai earlier this year. Collaborators on the project include Tellart, a global creative agency specialising in interactive spaces and objects, and British culinary artists Bompas & Parr.

For more on how gaming is becoming part of everyday life, see our report on Gaming Trends. Wired Health 2015 spotlights the latest healthcare innovations, from wellness wearables to brain-boosting video games.

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