Wii To Be Hot Topic at Games For Health Conference

April 3, 2009 -

Registration has opened for the fifth annual Games For Health Conference.

This year's event will be held in Boston on June 11-12.

Nintendo's best-selling Wii console looks to be a hot topic. Of 31 GFH sessions listed so far, 20% are specific to either the Wii or to the Wii-dominated topic of exergaming. These sessions include:

 

  • Using Wii Games to Help Parkinson's Patients
  • Capturing Wiimote & Acceleromter Data for Active Gaming Evaluation
  • Senior Wii : A Study of Seniors and Wii Exercise
  • A Study of Wii Fit Effectiveness
  • Criticisms of Exergaming
  • Discussion & Best Practices for Implementation for Health Application of Exergames

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Re: Wii To Be Hot Topic at Games For Health Conference

Sweet. If Nintnedo can get people to play games as a form of health maintenance, there's another avenue for games to be accepted.

Re: Wii To Be Hot Topic at Games For Health Conference

And then Nintendo will conquer the fitness business and stop making games altogether.

Re: Wii To Be Hot Topic at Games For Health Conference

Wii Fit has sold over 6 million in the US alone.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Wii To Be Hot Topic at Games For Health Conference

Wii fit isn't an exercise game, its a balencing game. My cousin is a PE coach at an elementry school,and he got the game to see if there was anything to use as a real exercise. He said it was a bit disapointing that it was not any real exercises. The closest thing to it was stretching.

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Re: Wii To Be Hot Topic at Games For Health Conference

Huh, he must have missed the two dozen strength and aerobic games (push-ups, lunges, running, hula-hoop, etc.).

 

Andrew Eisen

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Re: Wii To Be Hot Topic at Games For Health Conference

Betcha they're gonna use the recent Wii Fit death are cannon fodder against the health aspects of the game.

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Re: Wii To Be Hot Topic at Games For Health Conference

What he said. Please explain.

Re: Wii To Be Hot Topic at Games For Health Conference

Wii Fit death? Explain.

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