OSAKA, Japan, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A group of health experts will soon offer health advice to users of Nintendo's Wii gaming console, the Japanese company says.
The video game company based in Kyoto, Japan, said this week that it is set to implement a new online service aimed at offering Wii users access to doctors and other healthcare experts, Kyodo News said Wednesday.
Nintendo said the new health service is being offered in conjunction with NEC Corp., Panasonic Medical Solutions Company and Hitachi Limited.
Nintendo said Tuesday it has developed a new application that will allow users of the Wii Fit to send the personal health data gathered by the exercise video game to the company's health group.
The assembled group of healthcare experts will then e-mail Wii users regarding applicable health recommendations, the Kyodo said.
The news agency reported that the three companies working with Nintendo plan to sell their applicable systems to similar advisory organizations or corporate health insurance groups.