Wednesday, 21 January 2009
Fit for Success
In a previous posting here, I recently described my second impressions of the Wii games console from Nintendo. Although impressed with the amount of effort required to play the sports games at a consistently high level, my wife and I have yet to feel the urge to invest in the Wii Balance Board in order to get even more exercise in front of the big screen! But in the harder economic times, Nintendo is introducing My Fitness Coach, which offers a similar fitness regime without any additional hardware necessary. The success of Wii Fit is being cleverly followed up.
In future, we will have many options for machines around the home that promote good healthy activity and allow us to monitor our condition. This will be followed by nano-technology lab-on-chip devices that can live inside the body giving an even better indication of what is happening to us. So perhaps its not such a bad idea that people are getting used to a health and fitness programme from a machine in their lounge?