Published on September 14th, 2012 | by James Ayre1
‘Energy Orb’ Device Made That Forces You To Exercise In Order To Use Your Computer
September 14th, 2012 by James Ayre
Designed to appeal to those that work long hours on the computer without remembering to take breaks to exercise, stretch, and relax, designers Janko Hofmann and Fabian Pammer have created a device that will ‘force’ them to take breaks.
The Personal Energy Orb is a small ‘orb’ that attaches to your computer and to your bike. When you are at home, you can attach it to your computer and it then moderates the speed of the mouse’s movement. When it’s low on energy, the mouse begins to move slower until it is recharged via biking.
“Move it from your computer to your bike, and it recharges as you pedal. In other words, exercise breaks become mandatory for computer use, rather than the ‘should do’ task that you really end up skipping most of the time,” Jaymi Heimbuch of TreeHugger writes.
“Of course, the renewable energy feature of the Personal Energy Orb that allows it essentially to charge the mouse through pedal power is neat,” Jaymi adds.
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