Your Gaming Mouse Can Be Your Fitness Monitor!

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Technology today has taken the world by storm and it is no surprise that we have become heavily dependent in it. Here, in the world as we know it, IT services and businesses have moved to cloud technology, and outsourcing has become a common thing. All facets of technology has evolved way more than what some had dreamed in the past century. Technology interlinks all things today with different streams interlinked to each other to bring out the best out of both worlds. What did not seem a possibility some decades back has become a reality today!

The spokesperson of Cloud London 365 substantiates this – “Our forefathers, who invented the electro-magnetic computers, wouldn’t have imagined that storing files in the computer system would be easy. In fact with the introduction of cloud computing two different industries can be seen interlinking with each other. The gaming industry would never have imagined intertwining with health. However, today it is not only possible to interlink these two industries, but is also possible to store information that is thus retrieved in the cloud, to be referred at any given point of time at any place.” For more information on how it can be done, you can click here.

Never has something been talked about as much as fitness monitoring in the gaming world in recent times. There is a good chance that you too have joined in the bandwagon. Everything related to technology in the present day has turned into a fitness monitor be it your smart watch or your smart phone. These devices help in monitoring your heart rate, pulse, calorie intake and burnout and make a quick calculation on the ratio as well!

The latest to join the party is your gaming mouse. Say hello to Mionix NAOS QG that can simply blow your mind. It is a gaming mouse like no other. It has four sensors which differentiates it from the other gaming mice we come across. The mouse is capable of tracking simple motions such as heartbeat, skin response, etc.

What’s more this information is displayed to you when you are on your gaming mode! Though at times some users can feel that this is being a little too pushy to your liking, it definitely does give us some important information and being health related it should not be taken lightly. The four sensors are metallic and these are a little raised above the mouse surface. The actual placement varies depending on the model of the mouse that you choose but usually these sit on the back of the mouse.

Action Per Minute Sensor
There is an action per minute sensor that indicates the number of times you click on the mouse which helps to indicate the activity levels of the individual playing the game. The sensors also monitor the distance the mouse travels which is one of the most fascinating things that you never get to monitor as you play.

Skin Response Sensor
The skin response sensor calculates the intensity with which the game is played. This is measured by calculating the sweat on your palm. It also helps to calculate the heart beat of the gamer and its rate. What more the heartbeat rate comes in the form of EKG readout that makes it easy for the gamer to compare to the baseline and check when it is peaking and when it is not.

True, like all other devices, there are plenty of flaws, to begin with, I am sure you would have guessed, for those who have sweaty hands, this might not give the exact reading. Also, not all gamers use the claw-grip while gaming and hence the heart beat levels that are indicated may not be correct. Most important, the sensors are of no use if the gamer’s hand is not positioned correctly on the mouse as it is designed for. In short, in a perfect world, it works fine which is appreciated but not so much otherwise!

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