‘Guitar Hero’ contributes to science in motor skills study

Video game ‘Guitar Hero’ is doing its part for science, with it being used in a new research into human motor skills.

Experts at James Cook University, based at Townsville, have used the hit game on the Nintendo Wii to examine the effect temperatures can have on the body’s ability to function, the Herald Sun reported.

This will ultimately help scientists better understand why unsafe and erratic work behaviours have been reported from people working in colder climates.

‘Guitar Hero’ requires players to press buttons on a guitar-shaped device in time to music, with varying degrees of difficulty. The researchers also used an archery game on the Wii.

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