Ok, I heard from ela-girl that a Wii's infrared will interfere with a PM. I'm not doubting her, but I just wondered if it was true.


Wii away!

by Lotti - 2008-01-24 02:01:18

I have had my PM 2 years and am totally 100% dependant on it. I have no heart beat of my own, so I don't muck about with it!
I do however have a great time playing on a Wii with no side effects.
Obviously I can only tell you of my experience and this is not a medical opinion.
Hope you have fun Wiiing!


I did some searching!

by tcrabtree85 - 2008-01-24 03:01:53

I play the wii and really enjoy it. Though maybe I should be more careful check some of these sites out. I also found that info below so I say just don't hold the remote part close to your pacemaker just like you shouldn't with your cell phone.
Hope this helps you some!




I also found on another site this:

The Wii console and Wii Remote can emit radio waves that can affect the operation of
nearby electronics, including cardiac pacemakers.
• Do not operate the Wii console or remote within 9 inches of a pacemaker.
• If you have a pacemaker or other implanted medical device, do not use the
Wii console or remote without first consulting your doctor or the
manufacturer of your medical device.

that info comes from http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wii/en_na/precautions.pdf


by ela-girl - 2008-01-24 04:01:12

I DID NOT say that the Wii would interfere with your pacemaker but that I wondered if it could because of its infrared technology. Like it has been suggested, it is a good idea to try to keep it so many inches from your pacemaker or use the controller opposite your pacemaker.

As far as uva is concerned, I actually ASKED uva the question, "does playing the Wii interfere with your pm," because I thought due to uva's age, uva might know or play with the Wii more often than most of us and have experience in this area. I by no means said that it would.

I WOULD APPRECIATE it in the future that my words not be taken out of context then used in a post. People on this site should just ask questions they are in need of answers for or if they need clarification of someone's answer in a post. Better to avoid using other's usernames in your post especially if you've taken something out of context.



by ela-girl - 2008-01-24 05:01:05

Thanks, Fluzy Suzy, for your comment. I was unaware that the Wii and the infrared used were two different things. I thought it was somehow altogether one thing. Glad your son is a techy!

Happy gaming,


by Fluzy Suzy - 2008-01-24 05:01:43

Wii infrared are two different things, my son has told me
infrared will not interfere with pacemakers but Wii might
because same frequency as microwaves and mobile phones He is a technician in this field.
Hope this has been of some use
Fluzy Suzy

tell me its not true

by gevans - 2008-01-24 07:01:42

Geez, I used to love to take kick-boxing classes at my fitness club, but the cardiologist that implanted my device said the contact with the stand-up bag might send vibrations up through the arm/shoulder that could damage the lead contacts (same with chopping wood, bar fights, etc).

Then my son got a Wii and I ended up breaking a sweat with the boxing version. I also did agressive swinging with baseball and tennis and moved just about everything...despite my wife's laughter...in the dancing mode. It was a riot - and great exercise.

I can't wait to get over there again...I'll just start my left jab from the hip.


Love to Wii

by bini - 2008-01-24 08:01:09

I have been using the Wii alot and never had any problems, I just try not to hold it close to the PM. I think everyone's PM's might have different responses to different things, I am not a Dr. so maybe this is wrong.
Good luck with everything and happy wii-ing


Thanks a billion and Sorry!

by uvagershwin - 2008-01-25 07:01:00

First of all, let me say sorry to ela-girl. I totally didn't mean anything by posting your name. You are right, I should have asked. So SORRY! Thanks to everyone for giving me your input, I really appreciated it!

Bye! Sydney

We're good!

by ela-girl - 2008-01-25 08:01:04

Heya, Syd!

It's cool. We're cool.

Peace and love on the site!


by uvagershwin - 2008-01-25 08:01:58

Hello! Back @ u! LOL!

You know you're wired when...

You take technology to heart.

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A properly implanted and adjusted pacemaker will not even be noticeable after you get over the surgery.