Star Tag: a superhuman sport to promote physical activity

Nels Numan, Ayla Kolster, Niels Hoogerwerf, Bernd Kreynen, Jeanique Romeijnders, Tomas Heinsohn Huala, Nestor Z. Salamon, J. Timothy Balint, Stephan G. Lukosch, Rafael Bidarra
Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE VR - Workshop on Superhuman Sports - 2019
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Superhuman sports (SHS) is a field where technological augmentations of human abilities and environment are combined to play a new and exciting sport. SHS make use of artificial senses or virtual reality to create a new experience that involves physical fitness and skills.Star Tag aims to combine these aspects with an engaging audience experience. This augmented reality game uses the Microsoft HoloLens, making it possible to move through a mixed reality space effectively. Star Tag is a competitive multiplayer game where players need to conquer all planets from their opponent to win the game. Players need to move around in a physical space from virtual planet to virtual planet in order to navigate the game-space and reach the planets. The audience is involved with the game via their phones, through which they can support the players. Through playtesting and conducting a survey, the results show that Star Tag is a superhuman sport that motivates people to be physically active.

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@InProceedings { NKHKRHSBLB19,
  author       = "Numan, Nels and Kolster, Ayla and Hoogerwerf, Niels and Kreynen, Bernd and Romeijnders, Jeanique and Heinsohn
                  Huala, Tomas and Salamon, Nestor Z. and Balint, J. Timothy and Lukosch, Stephan G. and Bidarra, Rafael",
  title        = "Star Tag: a superhuman sport to promote physical activity",
  booktitle    = "Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE VR - Workshop on Superhuman Sports",
  year         = "2019",
  publisher    = "IEEE",
  key          = "10.1109/vr.2019.8797806",
  url          = ""

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