Kickstarter's Sneak Preview of the VIGATAR, a Full-Body Gym-Machine That Lets You Play Videogames With Your Arms and Legs

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Many people want to workout to stay fit, but dread the monotony of their daily treadmill routine. By controlling a videogame with their arm and leg movements, VIGATAR-users become so absorbed “shooting the aliens” or “racing around the track” that they forget how tired they are and just carry on exercising.

Working out on the VIGATAR

The VIGATAR has already been dubbed Kickstarter's most exciting technology project since the Oculus Rift!

The VIGATAR is scheduled to launch on the 26th of June as a Technology project on Kickstarter. The first 500 units will go for heavily discounted prices, so anyone interested in ordering can best do so before the early-bird batches are all sold.

Journalists and bloggers are offered a sneak preview of the Kickstarter launch page where the product and the early bird pledges are detailed, and encouraged to give their readers advance warning prior to the June 26th launch date, giving their audience the "benefit of foreknowledge".

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The VIGATAR is a gym-machine that makes exercising more fun and less boring by doubling as a controller for videogames. It combines a stationary bike with independent handlebars; physical movements are translated to actions within the game: accelerate by pedaling faster, turn by pulling one handlebar and pushing the other, shoot by pumping both handlebars inwards simultaneously, and so on. Lots of PC videogames can be played, from old favorites such as Pacman and Space Invaders up to racing games, flight simulators and first-person shooter-games.

The VIGATAR offers a full body workout: the cycling movement incites cardiovascular exercise while moving the handlebars trains the arms, chest and core body muscles.

Since both the mechanical resistance and the saddle height can be regulated, the VIGATAR is suitable for a large range of people, from young teenagers up to large adults.

Parents who worry about their children becoming couch potatoes, can now tell their kids: "play as much videogames as you want… as long as you do so using this new controller!"

Many people exercise because they want to stay fit, but dread the monotony of their workout routine. By replacing their treadmill or trainer with the VIGATAR, they can select their favourite game and push, pull, pump & pedal their way to victory, getting so absorbed by the game that they forget how tired they are. One can imagine the success of their exercise results if they spend their day longing for their next workout instead of dreading it.

For more information please contact Herman Rijks:
Email: info(at)vigatar(dot)com
Telephone: +34 65 79 79 799
Skype: hermanrijks (or send an email to arrange a Skype call)

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