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EA Sports Active Adds Heart Rate Monitor, Wireless Motion Sensors

In Video Games, Wii by Paul MartinLeave a Comment

EA expands interactive fitness product line with new EA SPORTS Active Heart Rate Monitor and new wireless control system as innovation comes to new suite of fitness products this fall. Millions of people around the world have experienced the revolution in home fitness since last spring with EA SPORTS Active™, the number one rated fitness program for the Wii™**. Today, …

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Wii Balance Board performs as well as $18,000 Medical Device

In Medical Technology, Wii by Paul MartinLeave a Comment

Looking to get a balance platform for your clinic?  You might find yourself paying about $18,000 for the medical device.  A study was recently published in the medical journal Gait & Posture showing that the $99 Wii Balance Board is “clinically comparable” to the medical devices. When doctors disassembled the board, they found the accelerometers and strain gauges to be …

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Using Nintendo Wii to Teach CPR?

In AHA, Video Games, Wii by Paul MartinLeave a Comment

ProCPR has long understood the value of keeping your skills fresh between classroom visits, which is why we’ve been able to train so many people online for many years now.  Our students also recognize that value. So it comes as no surprise that CPR training is coming to the Wii. The American Heart Association has pledged $50,000 to fund the …