Footie-mote For Wii?

A new Wii accessory looks to be on the horizon designed for the footie markey

Nintendo of America’s Vice President of Research and Development, Howard Cheng has filed a patent for a footie-shaped device that can be used with the Wii remote and Nunchuk, according to tech website Siliconera.

According to the patent it can use the MotionPlus to “detect orientation and improve ability to recognize actions.” The filed patent also says it works by “Players firmly strap their hands to the ball and make a throwing motion. The pitch angle and force of the throw determines the trajectory arc of the throw. Side to side motion determines the yaw angle. Pressing buttons on the Wii remote can adjust other options.”

Whether it sees the light of day is another story. You also have to bear in mind that this it will be initially designed for American football, not Aussie Rules, League or Union. As American football has an overarm throwing action, it could be married to AFL. League and Union have a different type of ball action, so it might not be suitable. Time will tell.



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