TurboGaming is a HealthTech startup with a game-changing proposition; Our IoT gaming-bike converts popular, mainstream racing games on PlayStation (and soon Xbox) into pedal-powered fitness games.
Pedal power equates to in-game speed, rotating the handlebars steers the in-game vehicle and there are buttons integrated into the grips to break, shoot and jump.
Compatible games include F1, Need for Speed, Hot Wheels, Nascar, Wreckfest, Crash Team Racing, Disney Cars, and many, many more.
We aim to tackle the alarming statistics regarding insufficient physical activity during childhood and adolescence in developed countries.
In the UK, more than half of 6-16yr olds (55.4%) are insufficiently active (SportsEngland, 2021). Additionally, 1-in-3 leave primary school already overweight or obese (Department of Health&SocialCare). In the USA, only 23% of high school students are sufficiently active while 46% spend a whopping 3+ hours per day playing sedentary video games. (Centers forDisease Control&Prevention, 2019).
Gaming is not the enemy, but the way our youth are currently playing those games could be vastly improved. We aim to catalyse a whole new genre of athletic esports and because we’re not creating games from scratch, but rather converting mainstream racing games into fitness games, we could more than double the number of fitness games available on the market in less than 3 years.