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Wii-Mote Blood Pressure Check Add-On
Posted By: John Manalang - Wednesday, July 23, 2008 11:36 AM

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




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Posted by nyk10000 - Saturday, July 26, 2008 7:15 AM
lol

Posted by greengamer2000 - Friday, July 25, 2008 10:45 AM
sorry screwed up the link in my last post. The news was from Metue. The link should have been this:
http://metue.com/07-24-2008/ wii-storage-remote-rumor-fuji- deal/

Posted by greengamer2000 - Friday, July 25, 2008 10:43 AM
This isn't real. The patent is just an application. It wasn't granted. More Importantly - IT wasn't filed by Nintendo. This was just an effort by someone to try and patent something that they thought might be valuable. The story has been confused as its spread around the blogosphere.

FYI I got these facts here: http://metue.com/07-24-2008/wi i-storage-remote-rumor-fuji-de al/

Posted by greengamer2000 - Friday, July 25, 2008 10:42 AM
This isn't real. The patent is just an application. It wasn't granted. More Importantly - IT wasn't filed by Nintendo. This was just an effort by someone to try and patent something that they thought might be valuable. The story has been confused as its spread around the blogosphere.

FYI I got these facts here: http://metue.com/07-24-2008/wi i-storage-remote-rumor-fuji-de al/

Posted by mercisan - Wednesday, July 23, 2008 10:24 PM
Damn it nintendo

Posted by Soldier_278 - Wednesday, July 23, 2008 8:34 PM
Next the Wii will tell us to turn our heads and cough!

Posted by shifty2eyes - Wednesday, July 23, 2008 4:28 PM
hu?
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Posted by Redd75 - Wednesday, July 23, 2008 2:54 PM
Is this a joke?

Posted by StrangeOne - Wednesday, July 23, 2008 12:00 PM
now the take a break message will be popping up more than ever

Posted by youenjoymyself - Wednesday, July 23, 2008 11:50 AM
i guess they have to do this for all those old fogies that are having heart attacks in nursing homes after battling it out in a little boxing??

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