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wdlove
May 5, 2004, 06:58 PM
The hot-air balloon was too low, much too low. A mountain loomed ahead, its granite wall reaching out to smash the fragile basket. Daniele De Francesco had only seconds to react. So De Francesco did the only thing he could do. He pedaled faster.

It worked. On the TV screen in front of him, the balloon slowly rose, clearing the peak with room to spare. De Francesco even got a couple of bonuses. He snared a floating gold coin worth 50 points, as well as a vigorous cardiovascular workout.

As a 2000 graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, De Francesco still has use of the school's Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center. That's why he's one of the test subjects for an MIT project that merges video gaming with physical fitness.

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/living/articles/2004/05/05/mit_students_make_computer_biking_a_fun_exercise/

Vector
May 6, 2004, 01:20 AM
I get very bored if i use a bike at the gym, but this would definately make it more interesting.