Panasonic's Fitness Solutions
I'll be the first to admit that working out indoors sucks. Compared to the distractions of the outdoors, being stuck in front of a television set while exercising can be dreadful.
However, Panasonic is showing off a new "Family Wellness Solution" that looks like fun. Well, as fun as exercising inside can be.
Shown at Ceatec 2008, Panasonic is taking integrated home living to the next level. The Total Living Space Solution contains a video wall and will keep track of the whole family's fitness. You create a customized fitness profile. Then, using Wii-like gestures, you can choose between a video-based fitness class instructor or a specific workout. The system will keep track of the entire family's workouts.
I would love to challenge my brother to a virtual marathon, but the system won't be available for another three to five years. Hey, bro', you have time to start training! -Leslie Shapiro
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