Nintendo is set to reveal plans for the Wii Vitality Sensor, with a joint announcement with the American Heart Association tipped to be made tonight in New York.
The Vitality Sensor was first shown a year ago at E3. It measures a gamer’s pulse from a finger. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata suggested at the time that it could be used for games where relaxing would be the goal, but a collaboration with the AHA implies a more practical game designed to improve health. Titles such as Wii Fit and EA Sports Active have often been used to promote exercise.
The two organisations have said that they plan to hold a special event tomorrow, May 17th, that will include “top executives” from both companies at New York City’s Le Parker Meridien. Few clues have surfaced other than the nature of the two companies and an emphasis on Nintendo’s experiences with the Wii.