Fat, Tired, and Insecure: Supernatural VR Makes Working Out More Accessible Than Ever

Fat, Tired, and Insecure: Supernatural VR Makes Working Out More Accessible Than Ever


Publication Title
WIRED
Publication/Creation Date
May 10 2022
Creators/Contributors
Marah Eakin (creator)
Chris Milk (contributor)
Chesney Mariani (contributor)
Leanne Pedante (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
"Supernatural creator Chris Milk says his team always intended to make a fitness app for the broadest possible audience, but he adds that he is constantly learning more about what users need and want from the program. While the app launched with accessibility features like flexibility calibration, he says that hearing from users with, say, a fear of heights has led Supernatural to develop a broader version of the in-game platform that users appear to stand on. Developers have built a “no squat” mode for people who might not be able to get up and down as easily, and earlier this year, they launched a “front facing” mode for users with limited mobility."
HCI Platform
Wearables
Relation to Body
On
Related Body Part
Hand, Eye
Marketing Keywords
Meta, Meta Quest, Supernatural VR
Source
https://www.wired.com/story/supernatural-virtual-reality-exercise-gyms/

Date archived
October 11 2022
Last edited
October 13 2022
How to cite this entry
Marah Eakin. (May 10 2022). "Fat, Tired, and Insecure: Supernatural VR Makes Working Out More Accessible Than Ever". WIRED. Condé Nast Inc.. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/5866