Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dr. Mario, M.D.

Wii Fit is a game that comes with a pad you stand on and do exercises and stuff.  The game tracks your stats and fills you in on the progress.  Apparently, it is also authorized to make medical diagnosis.

Julie Wilks, a 54 year old woman had been using the game when she got the news she had Parkinson's:

"There was a huge footprint on the screen and everyone was joking saying I was doing it on purpose," said Julie Wilks, who later found out that she was suffering from the illness. "I'm so grateful that I was playing the game that day and that it ended up in my diagnosis."

"What an amazing piece of technology."

Parkinson's disease effects your central nervous system and impairs movement, thought processes, and posture. Wii Fit noticed that she was favoring her left foot and started to use her left hand over her right, even though she was right handed.  
Coming soon to XBOX 360.

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