My entry for the 2017-2018 Woolmark Performance Challenge in association with Adidas.
Virtually Fit is an integrated VR fitness solution for low impact and high stretch exercise.
It consists of a merino bodysuit with integrated haptic sensors and vibration.
VR fitness solutions are evolving to meet the needs of a new audience - one concerned with wellness and low impact body conditioning through classes such as yoga, body balance and mediation. As VR fitness studios become more mainstream, users require fitness clothing which functions as both workout gear and as coach.
A merino bodysuit is fitted with haptic sensors and vibration, and linked to the VR worlds via bluetooth. When the user navigates the world the suit vibrates when a position or movement is not quite right to alert the user. The user then corrects the position and can move on in the virtual world. An innovative yarn blend allows the suit to generate its own electricity, reducing the need for batteries or charging, and making virtual fitness accessible in a variety of locations.