Nintendo’s Active Health Mystery Solved?

By Spencer . January 27, 2009 . 8:29am

wiifitbToday, Nintendo of Japan announced they are developing a Wii Body Check channel, a compliment program for Wii Fit and Personal Trainer: Walking that sends data from the two games to medical professionals. Three electronics manufacturers: Hitachi, Panasonic, and NEC have different plans on how to use the information.


Earlier this month we discovered Nintendo was working on something called Nintendo: Active Health. Nintendo of America and Europe, the region where Nintendo: Active Health was first discovered, have yet to announce what it is. Perhaps, it’s not a sequel for Wii Fit. Nintendo: Active Health sounds like it could be the international version of the Wii Body Check channel which will make its debut in Japan.


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  • lostinblue

    hm? “Hitachi, Panasonic, and NEC” are “medical professionals”?

    I fail to understand.

    • Each company is developing remote health monitoring plans for insurance purposes. Hitachi is running an in house trial with this starting in February. If it goes well Panasonic’s insurance plan will incorporate the Wii Body Check channel service.

      • lostinblue

        Oh, I see; I was thinking that Nec, Panasonic and Hitachi actually did research and hospital medical equipment or something.

  • good outlook

  • Hey Spencer, thanks for he post on this topic, I like reading and writing about Ninetendo. Keep posts like this coming, subscribing your rss feeds right away! Will surely be around again.

    Thank you

  • Truly health checking goes hitech and animated (lol).

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