Nintendo Wii Fit Could be Used to Train Future Navy Recruits

Evan Selleck - May 26, 2010, 1:54pm CDT
Nintendo Wii Fit Could be Used to Train Future Navy Recruits

When it comes to training the next batch of military recruits, military higher-ups are always ready to take on new measures. Anything to get them absolutely ready for whatever it is that they could experience in their years serving their country. And, apparently, in this day and age, video games play a really, really important part in that. So much so, in fact, that the Navy is actually thinking about utilizing something you’d never expect: Wii Fit.

This is coming from the Navy Times, with the Navy Surgeon General, Admiral Adam Robinson, commenting that games like the Wii Fit and Dance Dance Revolution could be used to “increase the effectiveness of boot camp and prepare recruits for the rigors of getting through the ordeal.” Video games in general can be used to increase endurance at the early stages of boot camp.

The Navy Surgeon General admitted that he is not personally familiar with the games on the market, and that might be why he’d suggest Dance Dance Revolution for recruits. Apparently recruits that are enlisting are not necessarily “ready” for the vigorous rigors awaiting them. The Surgeon General believes that video games could help this. What do you think? Can video games be infused with our military’s boot camp?

[via CNET]

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