Virtual Reality Bytes!

wafflejourneyAI and Robotics

Nov 14, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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Virtual Reality Bytes!

Imagine
experiencing

what it actually feels like to cycle the mountains of the tour de france with ou
t
leaving Brisbane. Imagine being

able to compete against your work colleagues on a road bike in the
safety of an airconditioned roo
m and a big screen showing
your progress?


“It is a bit like wiifit... on steroids” says owner operator
of best practice personal training at the
Valley Pool,
Anthony Gillespie
. “This is an 8 bike set up and is unique to Queensland. In fact there are
only
4 other places in Australia that have this. It is used
by
the US Olympic team to train their elite
athletes but is equally suitable for both
,

the beginning

cyclist or

the
spin participant looking for
something
very
different.

The system is called Computrai
ner and is well known to Northern Hemisphere cyclists as a viable
training option in a snow bound winter. But the ever growing traffic burden of Brisbane makes safe
training on
the road

a challenge that not
every cyclist

or exerciser

wants to face.


“We se
e this set up as a way to get more people confident on a bike and very much in keeping with
Ann
a

Bligh’s vision for a fitter and leaner Queensland. This is definitely something we have a passion
for too”