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1. WO2007095099 - ROTARY GAME CONTROLLER AND METHOD OF FACILITATING USER EXERCISE DURING VIDEO GAME PLAY

Publication Number WO/2007/095099
Publication Date 23.08.2007
International Application No. PCT/US2007/003517
International Filing Date 09.02.2007
IPC
A63B 15/02 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
15Clubs for gymnastics or the like
02with illuminating devices
A63B 71/00 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
71Games or sports accessories not covered in groups A63B1/-A63B69/102
CPC
A63B 2071/0644
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
71Games or sports accessories not covered in groups A63B1/00 - A63B69/00
06Indicating or scoring devices for games or players ; , or for other sports activities
0619Displays, user interfaces and indicating devices, specially adapted for sport equipment, e.g. display mounted on treadmills
0622Visual, audio or audio-visual systems for entertaining, instructing or motivating the user
0638Displaying moving images of recorded environment, e.g. virtual environment
0644with display speed of moving landscape controlled by the user's performance
A63B 22/14
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
22Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements
14Platforms for reciprocating rotating motion about a vertical axis ; , e.g. axis through the middle of the platform
A63B 71/04
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
71Games or sports accessories not covered in groups A63B1/00 - A63B69/00
04for small-room or indoor sporting games
A63F 13/06
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
13Video games, i.e. games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions
02Accessories
06using player-operated means for controlling the position of a specific area display
A63F 13/21
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
13Video games, i.e. games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions
20Input arrangements for video game devices
21characterised by their sensors, purposes or types
A63F 13/24
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
13Video games, i.e. games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions
20Input arrangements for video game devices
24Constructional details thereof, e.g. game controllers with detachable joystick handles
Applicants
  • POWERGRID FITNESS, INC. [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • MERRIL, Greg [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • MERRIL, Greg
Agents
  • Shapiro, Stuart B.
Priority Data
11/672,65308.02.2007US
60/771,87810.02.2006US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) ROTARY GAME CONTROLLER AND METHOD OF FACILITATING USER EXERCISE DURING VIDEO GAME PLAY
(FR) UNITÉ DE COMMANDE DE JEU ROTATIVE ET PROCÉDÉ VISANT À FACILITER UN EXERCICE POUR UN UTILISATEUR PENDANT UNE PARTIE DE JEU VIDÉO
Abstract
(EN)
A game controller according to the present invention enables a user to perform exercises to control a gaming or virtual reality scenario. The game controller or exercise device includes an exercise structure and control circuitry. The exercise structure enables a user seated on a rotatable support member to apply forces to rotate the support member and user body. The rotation of the user on the exercise structure is measured and utilized to control the game scenario.
(FR)
L'invention concerne une unité de commande de jeu qui permet à un utilisateur d'effectuer des exercices pour commander un scénario de jeu ou de réalité virtuelle. L'unité de commande de jeu ou dispositif d'exercice comprend une structure d'exercice et un ensemble de circuits de commande. La structure d'exercice permet à un utilisateur assis sur un élément support rotatif d'appliquer des forces pour faire tourner l'élément support et son propre corps. La rotation de l'utilisateur sur la structure d'exercice est mesurée et utilisée pour commander le scénario de jeu.
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