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2010-09-12 09:46:50

Overweight middle-aged men in Teesside, England could soon have a unique tool for improving their health: a boxing video game.Researchers are using the game to motivate a population that is generally reluctant to exercise.The exergaming system uses a home-grown motion capture rig built from LED lights and inertial measurement units.Researchers are seeking out social clubs in Teesside for the trials of the technology and the approach to improving fitness and health.Project leader Dr...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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