Wii-mote makes you Like a Surgeon
by Mark R
I suppose I’m just really into reporting on Wii accessories, like the ones from Nyko. I found out about one Wii accessory that isn’t available to the general public, but really should be.
This Wiimote attachment is part of a special study by Kanav Kahol and Dr. Marshall Smith by the Banner Hospital Chain. This study pitted gamers against doctors on games that require a steady hand. I believe that the gamers actually did better than the doctors, but it sounds like this could be the result of the gamers’ experience with the Wiimotes.
I personally believe that this study should open the door for two advancements. The first would be in medicine. I believe that every surgeon should be required to train with a Wiimote in order to have the “steadiest hands in the business”. I would like to see them play video games where the player performs open heart surgery, and one false move will flatline the patient.
The second advancement is that the doctor training games be made available to the general public. Who knows, we might be looking at the next Guitar Hero here. Can you imagine playing the Grey’s Anatomy surgeon’s game for the Wii? You have to operate on a patient with a crazy backstory while a nurse says that she’s having your baby. Or the House game where you have to operate and insult a patient at the same time. Or the ER game where…okay, I’d better shut up now.