When Nintendo came up with the Wii, surely they could not have predicted its wild success by a long shot, and we’re pretty confident they also did not realize that the humble Wiimote could be used as a viable option for modern radiologists, too. Currently, there is a bunch of scientists who lay claim to the fact that the Wiimote could be used by radiologists to navigate through patient images simply by one’s hand movements for a more natural feel to it, ditching the standard keyboard and mouse clicks routes. This is made possbile thanks to the infrared sensor and accelerometer built into the Wiimote. No idea if this means we’re going to see more and more Wiimotes being purchased for reasons apart from gaming.
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