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Mobile devices that are good for your health

Today I visited Luca Chittaro and his HCI Lab team at the Udine University: after sharing a laugh about his recent disadventures with digital assistants, I had a great time in seeing some of the exciting projects they are developing in a vibrant atmosphere (and good luck to their mobile3d spin-off!). The mix of location-aware mobile technology, 3D representations and creative data mashups is definitely worth a visit to their website.

And I saw a thing that most resembles a realization of my ancient dream of using a stationary bike as a videogame controller in order to overcome my invincible reluctance to indoor training. In this regard, it beats Nintendo’s Wiimote and Sony’s eyeToy, since it adjusts the pace of the game according to heartbeat frequency…