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Personal Energy Orb Makes You Exercise to Power up Your Mouse

by Hazel Chua
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It’s hard to get into the habit of exercising unless you’ve got some sweet incentives waiting for you at the finish line. That’s probably what Janko Hofmann and Fabian Pammer were thinking when they came up with the Arduino-powered Personal Energy Orb. It’s basically a device that measures your ‘virtual energy level,’ which gauges how much time you spend in front of your computer versus other activities that will actually require you to move.

Personal Energy OrbThis energy level goes down with every minute you spend using your computer, but you can push it back up by going out for a ride on your bike. Aside from turning red when your virtual energy is dangerously low, the orb works in conjunction with an app that’ll decrease your cursor speed until it barely cross across your screen.

So if you want to keep using your computer, you can’t really do anything except go for a ride so your cursor will go back to its normal speed.

[via The Verge]

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