new wii condition

by icey 7 Comments 6 Votes 370 Views 11/02/2008 Back to News
A condition dubbed “Wii shoulder” is the latest illness to be triggered by overuse of computer games, according to a report in the BMJ today. Paediatricians in the UK report the case of child who presented after Christmas was complaining of tiredness and a sore shoulder, having been inactive over the past three years through illness.
The boy had been playing the new generation Nintendo Wii computer game which has a remote controller that can detect acceleration and orientation in three dimensions and is used as a handheld pointing device to simulate activities such as bowling or playing tennis.

“Anyone who has played interactive games on Wii sport will relate to this shoulder pain in muscles that have not been used for a long time.1 Within a day the discomfort wears off, as with exercise after a period of inactivity,” the doctors say.

Source: http://www.6minutes.com.au/articles/z1/view.asp?id=142062

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Poor kid LOL

I have had sore arms, especially with the Wii boxing.
stop your complaining! sure kids aren't out kicking a soccer ball. but at least they're getting some exercise. better that watching cartoons all day.... still think it's safer than going outside....
That happens to me a lot but meh, what are you going to do about atleast it's a form of exersice.
nice job icey!
ow...my shoulders are hurting...
I read about the wii shoulder in the paper, i get the 'wii shoulder' occasionaly! mario vs sonic is probably the game that would aggrovate it the most.
toughen up son is what I say to those kids
RRR2 paralyzed my arms for a few days Now if those remotes where weighted, imagine my 'Cepts!

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