Accelermoter technology making its way into mobile handsets

New York, March 25: The technology used in Nintendo's popular WII video game console that lets you bowl strikes and hit tennis volleys is also making its way into mobile handsets.

Responding to a flick of the wrist or sweep of the arm, tiny sensors called accelerometers, which measure linear acceleration in the WIIMOTE game controller, translate motion into action on the screen, CNET news says.

When the technology is added to a cell phone, the handset's utility changes in several intriguing ways, it adds. it can, for example, function as a motion-sensing mouse that lets you browse the mobile internet by tilting the device left, right, up or down. It even can allow you to monitor a fitness workout by measuring the number of steps you take, your speed and the calories burned.

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