Nike recently challenged 78 artists to remix and adapt the function of Nike shoes. Nick Marsh, one of the contestants, took a pair of Air Maxes and imported the internals of a Wii Balance Board to turn his shoes into controllers.
Some children suffer from disabilities which prevent them from crawling around and exploring the world, but thanks to projects like this one they might have an alternative way to move around: Baby-sized motorized chairs.
Another day, another story about some cheap, plastic Wii motion control accessory finding an application outside of gaming. In this case, it's the balance board, and not only is this device helping stroke victims recover, it's saving them money, too.
Most people would not describe working out as a pleasurable experience, but nobody said that it has to be complete torture. That's where these silicone covers for your Wii Fit balance board can help.
This guy wanted to get fit without Wii Fit, so he created this ghetto balance board with foam, wood, a Wiimote, and some custom PC software. His objective: A more vigorous exercise method.
Wii Music set up a solid control scheme for drumming with the console's various attachments, which hacker He Zhao has basically replicated. Except this time it's free, customizable and on your PC.
A new leak from Activision reveals that the next Tony Hawk skateboarding game will feature a breakthrough gaming peripheral for the 360, PS3 and PC. So what exactly is it? Wait for it...motion controls...wait for it again...through a board controller. For those of you who don't feel like plastic instruments, gamepads…
From a technical standpoint, what's going on here isn't all the mind-blowing. A group of German students are using the Wii Balance Board (from Wii Fit) as an input to navigate Google Earth. But what is notable is that the board was programmed to allow users to surf Earth ala unconventionally transparent marketing…
Nintendo has announced that Wii Fit with the Balance Board will cost $90 when it hits US shelves. We can debate about that price all day, but you should realize that Wii Fit could cost you a lot MORE than $90 if it makes you live longer, you end up buying more food/paying more rent and the debt collectors actually…
The Brians over at Kotaku got their horribly blistered feet all over the Wii Fit Balance Board and came out with the impression that yes, this is for exercise. After playing it, their legs definitely felt the burn, which reinforces the fact that it's a "challenging" game made for exercise—instead of being an intuitive…
Nintendo put a promo video online for Wii Fit and its Balance Board accessory that shows its new title in action. After watching the video, we found out that Wii Fit can calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI). Here are some other secrets we found out about Wii Fit:
Looks like a scale. There are tons of games for stretching, etc.