Thursday, July 02, 2009

Nintendo Wii Vitality Sensor

And it looks like Nintendo's answer to Microsoft's Project Natal is... a pulse detector. Yep, Ninty's just announced the Wii Vitality Sensor, a finger sensor which attaches to the Wiimote to read your pulse. Details on how the accessory is going to be used in games are pretty vague, but it appears the idea is to check stress, help you relax, and just generally chill out and be groovy.
I am curious to see how Nintendo integrates this into games. I used the emWave before and it was kind of cool to see you heart beat show up on the computer screen. The biofeedback made it easier to relax. Other interesting takes on this include the Simmer Down Sprinter, a game by Philips Design and the StressEraser. But, I bet Nintendo will do a much better job of making it fun to use.

I am not a big fan of the wired finger clip though. I hope Nintendo makes this thing wireless and attaches it to your arm or ear instead.

via Engadget


puzzles sudoku said...

I like all those Nintendo Wii gadgets. Maybe in a yoga training ?

Jason said...

I would like to see it more like the heart monitor that goes around your upper arm, so when you exercise you can if your heart rate is up enough to burn calories. It would also be nice if the Wii Fit would let you connect to the internet so you could work out with friends in different states etc.

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