Wii Fit with a professional touch

Nintendo is looking to work with other gadget companies on making accessories to get data from the fitness game to health professionals.

Nintendo Wii Fit health
Will the Wii Fit get doctor's approval? Nintendo

The next iteration of the Wii Fit may be getting professional medical credentials.

Nintendo is roping in Panasonic Medical Solutions, Hitachi, and NEC, to develop accessories to enhance the popular fitness game . One of the features would uploading personal data to medical professionals for health assessment and advice. Some of the data collected through the games that could be passed along include height, age, agility as recorded from the balancing games, weight, and body mass index.

The new Wii Fit is expected to launch in Japan around April. There's no word on availability or pricing.

(Via Crave Asia)

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