A new study has shown that the jOG controller for the Nintendo Wii makes players exercise. The study shows that using the controller for one hour to play a typical Nintendo Wii game involves taking 6,000 to 10,000 steps.
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The government recommends that adults take 10,000 steps per day to remain healthy. The jOG controller also more than triples energy expenditure and increased heart rate by 40% compared to playing a game seated.
The jOG controller was launched earlier this year and is an add on controller for the Wii that detects body motion and moves a game character when the player takes a step. The controller is compatible with many existing Wii games.
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