A game to get fit at work.
I thought about this project idea while I was observing the number of Devs in Globant that, to "clear their minds", left their computers and went to play with the Play Station. It is proven that sitting for so long is not healthy.
THE PROJECT IDEA
The goal of this project was to use technology to help people improve their lifestyles.
Using Oculus lenses in sync with a fixed bicycle we created a game to race towards peers. The idea was to motivate coworkers to exercise instead of playing soccer with the PlayStation.
As it was a side project, I got the approval of the head of the Gaming department to put together a team in order to develop a prototype. The team was composed of a Product Manager, a Front End developer specialized in virtual reality, a hardware engineer and myself.
I developed a prototype to exhibit at the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco. It had a sensor that counted the laps to simulate the speed in the game. The prototype was made of a 3D printed case modeled on Rhino, a lap counter and an Arduino mega, bluetooth and a flat battery. I had to use a pedalboard because it was not an option to send a whole bike.