Superhuman Sports: Applying Human Augmentation to Physical Exercise
By Lori Cameron
 

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What happens when you combine athletic prowess with augmented reality and wearable technology?

You get superhuman sports—a controversial part of conventional sports when it involves, for example, the use of prosthetics for amputees—but also a whole new promising area of sports competition in its own right.

Researchers are developing completely mechanical exoskeletons for entertainment (Skeltonics) and mixed reality sports like Hado and HadoKart.

Read more about how researchers are combining sports with technology to overcome the somatic and spatial limitations of human bodies (login may be required for full text)


 

About Lori Cameron

Lori Cameron is a Senior Writer for the IEEE Computer Society and currently writes regular features for Computer magazine, Computing Edge, and the Computing Now and Magazine Roundup websites. Contact her at l.cameron@computer.org. Follow her on LinkedIn.