Sports Med Rehabil J | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Short Communication | Open Access

Applications of Virtual Simulation in Sports Science in China: A Narrative Review

Weibing Ye*, Feng Hong and Mallikarjuna Korivi*

Exercise and Metabolism Research Center, College of Physical Education and Health Sciences, Zhejiang Normal
University, Jinhua City, Zhejiang, China

*Correspondance to: Weibing Ye*, Mallikarjuna Korivi* 

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Ivan Sutherland, a pioneer in the field of virtual simulation has first described “The Ultimate Display” in 1965 [1], and explained interactive graphics and force-feedback devices. Virtual simulation technology has been widely used in media, entertainment and education fields in many countries, including China. Research on virtual simulation technology in sports and exercise fields has rapidly increased in China with the support of Ministry of Education. Consequently, there is a surge in business/market on virtual simulation technology-related items, such as computers, software and internet. Furthermore, virtual simulation has greater applications in physical education. Adaptation of virtual simulation technology may facilitate to overcome the conventional limitations in physical education. Chinese Ministry of Education urges schools to implement the virtual simulation technology in physical education experiments that could promote innovative skills and abilities of students. However, the knowledge about designing and developing of suitable virtual simulation techniques for physical education programs is not well-known. It is therefore important to study on how virtual simulation technology is applicable in physical education. This narrative review is focused on the studies deal with virtual simulation technology in China and provided perspectives.


Virtual reality; Exercise environment; Game skills


Ye W, Hong F, Korivi M. Applications of Virtual Simulation in Sports Science in China: A Narrative Review. Sports Med Rehabil J. 2019; 4(1): 1047.

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