Find yourself huffing and wheezing while playing Wii Sports? Well soon enough, you may have to step off that Wii balance board for a bit and check your blood pressure with your Wii-Mote.
That's right, Nintendo filed a patent for a Wii-Mote blood pressure check add-on. According to Spong's report, the add-on will allow the following functions and features:
"Pulse and body temperature of a user playing a video game on the video game console, and a rotation counter for counting the number of rotations of the main body; a control unit mounted in the recess; a band including two second measurement devices for measuring blood pressure and pulse respectively by wrapping the band around the wrist; and a cable interconnecting the main body and the band. Blood pressure, pulse, and body temperature values are shown the display while playing."
Availability and release information of the add-on is not disclosed as of yet, but at least now, the next Gramma visits, let her know that she can soon play Wii Tennis with you without any worry. With the Wii balance board, Wii-mote and blood pressure check add-on, we now await for Wii Fit Bootcamp with Billy Blanks.
Spong: Now the Wii wants your blood pressure