Nintendo says medical firms interested in Wii Balance Board



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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