Here’s one for your cubicle-free office. Meet the Augmented Climbing Wall, a bouldering surface that, with the help of some nifty computer engineering, can be used to play video games and more.
According to the brand:
“The Augmented Climbing Wall combines projected graphics and proprietary body tracking to create interactive games and training applications. The games and applications make the training fun, motivate kids to move, and give feedback to help you become a better climber. Augmented reality climbing is suitable for any skill level and age.”
What does that mean? The video below sums it up nicely. Pong, anyone?
Beyond the Pong style game the brand calls Climball, current games include Whack-A-Bat, Sparks, and Augmented Problems.
Whack-A-Bat is pretty self-explanatory, Sparks features shockingly enjoyable mazes with static and moving levels, and Augmented Problems allows route creation, sharing, and climbing with video feedback.
Augmented Climbing Walls, a spinoff from Aalto University Game Research, Finland, is now taking international orders, and you can get a price quote for your specific installation now.
If you’re looking for a fun new take on the sport of bouldering, check it out. The wall would certainly be fun for after work socializing or parties at the climbing gym.