Update: Playing the Game of (Your) Life
Friday, February 25, 2011 at 12:25AM
Mike Karlesky in Game Systems, Play and Adults

In Playing the Game of (Your) Life I covered the idea of technology eventually merging gaming with real-world, every-day activities like brushing your teeth.

Now, a year later, the startup GreenGoose has gone and developed just such a real-world gaming platform.

Green Goose sensors monitor your life, you earn experience points:

The five-person SF Bay Area startup has embedded custom 915MHz radios and MEMS accelerometers in a variety of tiny transmitters which you can mount to household objects — like a water bottle, bicycle, or the toothbrush above — which report back to the receiver with your actions and thereby increase your score. Brush your teeth on time, take your vitamins, or exercise repeatedly within a couple hundred feet of the receiver, and you’ll eventually level up.

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