The Wii Vitality Sensor wiki last edited by PDXSonic on 07/07/13 12:39AM View full history

Overview

The Wii Vitality Sensor was an accessory for the Wii that was introduced to the public by Satoru Iwata during E3 2009. Devised to measure a person's heart rate by using a pulse-detecting finger clip that connects to the Wii Remote, it was suggested that the accessory could be used to affect gameplay, though no proper games demonstrating its use were shown nor mentioned during the conference. The unveiling of the device was not well-received by the public, and the product was quietly abandoned; the vitality sensor was not demonstrated, shown, or even mentioned in subsequent press events held by the company.

Cancellation

In July of 2013, Nintendo officially cancelled the Vitality Sensor. Nintendo cited two main reasons for cancelling it; a lack of applications that would use the device, and their testing proved that it would only work for 90% of the users who used it.

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