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Wii als opwarmertje voor chirurgen

01/21/2008 —

Kanav Kahol and Marshall Smith of the Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, have found that surgical residents performed better during simulated surgery after playing on the Wii console. They put it down to the console’s novel “Wiimote” control system, which allows players to direct on-screen action using a wireless wand that detects acceleration in three dimensions.
“The whole point about surgery is to execute small, finely controlled movements with your hands, and that is exactly what you get playing Wii,” says Kahol. Bron: newscientist

Tja ook geen gek idee … Michael Schumacher en kornuiten trainen ook met bepaalde race-sims om de race te verkennen. Uiteraard wel even op het batterijniveau letten … dat de handeling in praktijk toch niet iets sneller moet gebeuren. 😉
Via Gamespot & Newscientist.

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