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Stefan Kainbacher
Field: Physical Computing, 2007
Interface Cultures

Interaction design for animals: a tiny rodent savoring the opportunity to get some exercise on its hamster wheel activates the installation’s interactive component. The movement of the hamster wheel is linked to a video that shows footage from the hamster’s perspective and thus enables the user to go for a virtual jog. Hometrainer is an ironic treatment of the mod-ern-day reduction of sport totraining far removed from nature in health clubs in which people run on treadmills while immersed in TV shows.

Hometrainer was shown at the Campus 2.0 Exhibition as part of the Ars Electronica Festival 2007.