During 2011 I will be conducting a laboratory activity with senior physical education students that focuses on using subjective and objective measures of physical activity. Some of the common measures include

  • Self Reports such as diaries and logbooks
  • Heart Rate monitors
  • Pedometers

However the senior VCE Physical Education course requires students to understand how accelerometers could also be used to analyse physical activity. This is a big problem for most as the cost of buying these units for use in class outweighs the advantages…..Well….until you factor in the Nintendo Wiimote.

In the video below, I explain just how easy it is to use your Nintendo Wiimote as a fully fledged accelerometer, that allows for intense analysis of Physical Activity.

Looking for a tutorial showing you step by step setup of the Nintendo wiimote with your computer? Try one of my older blog posts here

Download the software here