Virtual reality treadmill: Run with a view

With games like Wii Sports and Wii Fit, the concept of combining workout and play is nothing new. But the University of Tsukuba in Japan is pushing the envelope by throwing in a 270-degree wraparound projection screen for an added sense of realism.

Conceived as a physiotherapy waking tool for stroke and related aliment patients, the system comprises three overhead projectors and companion dome mirrors to stitch together an awesome panoramic visual.

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