Virtual martial arts training with the Wii


July 29, 2007
Yossi Sheriff

Maybe.
Nintendo, the Japanese creator of the motion sensing remote, revolutionized video games and provided the cheap means to combine motion sensing devices and virtual environments.

Now, using the existing platforms, few scientists and companies are moving into the medical realm and are devising utilities that will teach Medical Doctors how to operate and use a scalpel.
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On our field of expertise, Wii now provides the rudimentary abilities to practice boxing.

The day students will give up the Dojo and will practice against Bruce Lee and Sakuraba is not far away – it is here.
Can technology replace the community and the teaching environment? That is probably an open question, but virtual places have replaced many things that were unheard of only twenty years ago.

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