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2010-05-31 07:26:59

Exergames takes first steps to accessibility VI Fit, a project at the University of Nevada, Reno, helps children who are blind become more physically active and healthy through video games. The human-computer interaction research team in the computer science and engineering department has developed a motion-sensing-based tennis and bowling exergame that can be downloaded for free at www.vifit.org. "Lack of vision forms a significant barrier to participation in physical activity and...

2010-05-18 13:21:00

LONG BEACH, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- SCAN Health Plan's longstanding commitment to healthy aging was recognized by the City of Los Angeles yesterday when the Los Angeles Department of Aging presented the plan with a formal Certificate of Appreciation for its efforts in supporting senior health and independence. Also recognized for personal commitment was SCAN's Community Outreach Manager Aly Duzich who was applauded for coordinating SCAN's development of a virtual bowling program for...

2010-04-27 16:11:00

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- <VOICE OVER> The Silver Sliders Wii bowling team from Cambridge House Supportive Living in Maryville proved today that being a "senior" is no handicap. They won first place in the Illinois Supportive Living Wii Bowling Championship in Springfield. The Silver Sliders out-bowled 37 teams from across the state to make it to the "final four." Seventy-five-year-old Silver Slider PJ Weil was the only man bowling in the final four. Weil had never...

2009-07-16 13:50:00

OU studies benefit of Wii boxing; other video sports Scientists at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center have found that playing active video games can be as effective for children as moderate exercise. The findings appear this week in the journal Pediatrics from the American Academy of Pediatrics. While OU pediatricians don't recommend children stop playing outside or exercising, the research shows that active video games offer a great alternative to moderate exercise for many...

2009-01-07 07:20:00

Wii Sports now carries the unofficial title of world's best selling video game. The game, which is an amalgamation of straightforward sports games and comes with every Wii sold, was given the title of top selling video game ever by VG Chartz, a not-so-trusted "sales-tracking" website. Although the data is in question, one thing that is not is the fact that Wii sold over 2 million units in the U.S. during the month of November, pushing worldwide sales over the 40 million mark. Super Mario...

2008-08-06 18:00:08

By MAGGIE FITZROY As Kathy Winstead was going for a run one recent day in Ponte Vedra Beach, she saw mountains ahead, as well as waterfalls and fellow runners who waved as they jogged by. "What will they think of next? Rose Signorile, 90, asked as she watched Winstead, 66, exercise with a Nintendo Wii Fitness program at The Players Community Senior Center. Winstead was actually running in place in a classroom at the center on Landrum Lane while watching a cartoon version of herself, on a...

2008-07-14 09:00:00

By Kate Foster It has been blamed for everything from encouraging couch potatoes to repetitive strain injury. But now Wii, the latest phenomenon in computer gaming, has been found to have significant health benefits for patients. NHS hospitals across Scotland are using the Nintendo console to help rehabilitate the elderly and seriously-ill. Physiotherapists believe that sports programs on the interactive console offer patients a better recovery by exercising their bodies and encouraging...

2008-05-07 00:25:00

Interactive software maker Electronic Arts Inc announced on Tuesday two new strategies to reinvigorate its sports business.  The initiatives involve making its video games easier to play and customizing them for Nintendo's Wii console, which has become the top-selling game system by winning over female and older players with its user-friendly controls and graphics. Popular games such as "NBA Live", "FIFA" soccer and "Madden" football will be released in special versions for the...

2008-01-24 09:55:00

Canadian students have given each other a Wii workout. This is to see if the top-selling videogame console can get couch potatoes to work up a sweat. According to Reuters, twenty-eight students at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, put the Nintendo Co console up against more traditional forms of exercise to see if playing games could actually be considered a workout. "I was playing Wii boxing with a friend and noticed how exerting it was,"  Justin White, a fourth-year...

2006-12-07 09:50:00

TOKYO -- Nintendo's president acknowledged Thursday the just-launched Wii video-game machine may have a problem with a strap that secures its trademark wandlike remote-controller to the player's wrist. President Satoru Iwata also said Nintendo may raise its sales target for the Wii, which is selling out at retailers since it went on sale in recent weeks in the U.S. and Japan. The console from the maker of the Pokemon and Super Mario games is locked in a fierce three-way battle with Sony Corp....

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2013-08-10 09:19:39

The Wii is a video game console developed by Nintendo and released on November 19, 2006. It is the successor to Nintendo’s Game Cube and the early models of the Wii are compatible with all games and most accessories of the Game Cube. Nintendo first announced the system in 2004, unveiled it in 2005 and demonstrated a prototype in September 2005 at the Tokyo Game Show. By December 8, 2006, the Wii was available in key markets. In 2011, Nintendo released a new model, the “Wii Family...

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