Nintendo gives us a sneak peek at the Wii Vitality Sensor

vitalityReady for the future as seen by Nintendo? No, it’s not full body mapping like Project Natal, it’s a little sensor that measures your pulse called the Wii Vitality Sensor. The Nintendo press event didn’t reveal anything as way of specifics besides talking about how people need a way to wind down and measure stress level. But just think how this could be used in a Silent Hill-type game. Where it measures your pulse and your character reacts accordingly. Like if you get startled by the on-screen option, the game character will also be startled. Kind of neat, eh? At least it could be.

We’ll try to nail down more info on the show floor later on, but chances are Nintendo reps aren’t going to know much more than we do. Hopefully though we can at least nail down a target release date and more info on how the add-on will be used.