This week, I’m in Korea for the Seongnam International Medical Tourist Convention, learning about some startups in the medical field. One of these companies is VR Carver, a group that specializes in VR sports. Soccer, golf, and other extreme VR sports, including an intuitive Bobsled simulator
VR Carver is creating a prototype stationary bike that you can use when you cannot get out on the trail.
This bike will start as a standard stationary bicycle – for about $500, you’ll be able to exercise at home. The details are still being worked out – if it will compete with systems such as Peleton or just simple exercise bikes.
The VR version will cost around $2,500 and will allow you to see 360 degrees while you are getting your workout. To turn, simply lean into the turn.
You will be able to call up 360 video from different trails, or play games while you are exercising.
Seongnam International Medical Tourism Convention
This was part of the Seongnam-si SMC in South Korea. We saw some great companies that were creating new technologies for your health. Everything from robots to help you with your treatments, to new devices that improve skin care, rest well, learn CPR, and much more.
We interviewed companies, attended an International press conference, and awarded best of show products.
Other bloggers and reporters came from Le Cafe du Geek (France), Yesky (China), Vietnam Plus (Vietnam), My Fat Pocket (Singapore), and Svpressa (Russia) to learn about how Korea is advancing medicine.