MDXD is developing active sitting technology to enable simulation of overground walking and running for the users of electronic devices. Our products such as Cyber-steppers target several markets ranging from the healthcare to video games. They allow the user’s legs to interact with digital content through movements of the pedals. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for new approaches to maintain cardio fitness at home and in isolation. The outbreak also disrupted the existing framework of sports industry, preventing many sports events. MDXD is now adapting active sitting technology to the needs of the post COVID-19 world.
Electronic sports (esports) is competitive playing of video games by sitting players. In contrast, popular traditional sports such as soccer are based on overground running. Our Cyber-steppers enable simulation of running while sitting, so that allowing athletic contribution to playing esports. This is the new approach of merging traditional sports and esports through playing sport video games by hands and feet. Such hybrid (Hybro sports) way of playing provides opportunity for transition of traditional sport brands to the emerging esports market, remote physical competitions, and a new level of fan engagement at distance.
St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Balmain Hospital, Sydney