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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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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