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Nintendo Unveils Biofeedback Sensor

June 29th 2009

Nintendo unveiled the Wii Vitality Sensor, a pulse-measuring device that can monitor stress levels.
Posted by: Alfi

Gaming giant Nintendo unveiled the Wii Vitality Sensor, a pulse-measuring device that can monitor stress levels, during the recent Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles.

The biofeedback sensor wraps around a player’s index finger and measures heart rate and skin conductance levels.

"With the sensor, we can tell whether you are breathing in or out,” said Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, according to the Los Angeles Times. “We can tell how nervous you are. It can create an entirely new way to think about video games."

The device, scheduled for a 2010 release, will help people relax and fall asleep, Iwata added.