Nintendo says medical firms interested in Wii Balance Board

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Wii Fit could be the next big killer game for Nintendo’s Wii console, turning couch potato gamers into toned athletes (probably) via a selection of healthy mini-games. It was announced at E3 earlier this week, along with a Balance Board peripheral which you’ll stand on while playing.

Anyway, it seems that the Balance Board has created quite a stir. According to Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, plenty of third-party developers are lining up to create games that use the accessory, but also a number of firms in the medical/healthcare industry have been in touch, to see how it could be used in rehabilitation.

A Wii in every hospital ward? It could happen…

(via WiiWii)

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Stuart Dredge