Designing Augmented Sports: Merging Physical Sports and Virtual World Game Concept

  • Takuya NojimaEmail author
  • Kadri Rebane
  • Ryota Shijo
  • Tim Schewe
  • Shota Azuma
  • Yo Inoue
  • Takahiro Kai
  • Naoki Endo
  • Yohei Yanase
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10904)


It is important to encourage people to play sports and physical activities to keep their own health and well-being. However, not many people can keep playing sports regularly. In addition, people in today tend to become physically inactive. Thus, a novel way to motivate people to become physically active, by playing sports, is desired. Augmented sports are novel sports that integrates concepts of computer games into existing physical sports. Physical sports are played in our physical, real world. Thus, physical law limits the methods. On the other hand, such methods for computer games are limitless. Augmented sports are novel sports that integrates various methods to fill or reduce the unwanted gap between humans, to make sports enjoyable regardless of their physical skill or conditions. It will contribute every sports player to feel fun and enjoyment more, that should also lead to motivate people to play sports more. In this paper, detail concept of augmented sports is described. Then, we developed an augmented dodgeball, a proof-of-concept of augmented sports. The detail of the system is also described.


Augmented sports Augmented dodgeball Sports Exertion games Video gaming 



This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number JP16H01741.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takuya Nojima
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kadri Rebane
    • 1
  • Ryota Shijo
    • 1
  • Tim Schewe
    • 1
  • Shota Azuma
    • 1
  • Yo Inoue
    • 1
  • Takahiro Kai
    • 1
  • Naoki Endo
    • 1
  • Yohei Yanase
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Electro-CommunicationsTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Unity Technologies Japan G.K.TokyoJapan

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