The Wider Image: Japan's "superhuman" athletes
Piyohina, Junpei Sasaki, Rimiko Sakihama (L-R), members of HADO team "Slamdiva", pose for a photograph wearing head-mount displays and armband sensors in Tokyo, Japan. The Superhuman Sports Society, a Tokyo-based group of researchers and game designers, has certified 12 new sports since its launch in 2015, including "HADO", or "wave motion" in English. In "HADO", players in head-mounted augmented-reality displays and armband sensors dodge waves of light as they fire energy balls at each other in a virtual arena. The game is similar to the action seen in the "Dragon Ball" manga-animation franchise and "Street Fighter" video games.