By: on October 04, 2016

While I don't care much for combined physical and mental challenges--or really either one on its own--I'm a total sucker for things that glow in the dark. And video games. And American Ninja Warrior. All of which, along with a couple shots of pinball and air hockey, Augmented Climbing incorporates into its new game Climball.

Climball turns any climbing wall you've got at the gym or lying around the house into a 2-player competitive or collaborative ballgame. An augmented reality system projects a "field" and ball onto the wall. In competitive mode players try to knock the light ball past their opponent to the opposite side of the wall. In collaborative mode they work together to keep it in the middle of the wall for as long as possible. Both modes have adjustable levels of difficulty.

The Climball package includes a projector, computer, depth sensor, proprietary computer vision tech, and gaming / training software. The depth sensor and computer vision are able to track climbers and their movements, and respond accordingly with ball movement and scoring. They essentially turn your climbing wall into a huge touchscreen o' fun.

If you're interested in adding the Climball system to your birthday or Halloween party, or Rich Man's Menagerie of Shenanigans, follow the link about and email Augmented Climbing for a price quote.

Muchas danke to Damn Geeky.