Sony information patent for 'Powerglove'-like controller
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Sony has reportedly filed a trio of patents for a brand new glove-based mostly controller system. NeoGAF consumer Rösti got here throughout the filings. The system facilities round a finger-monitoring flex sensor, a separate contact sensor that registers when the consumer touches a bodily object and a communications module that sends this knowledge to a VR headset the place it’s included into the simulated expertise.
The submitting describes the system as “a trackable object that’s configured to be illuminated throughout interactivity” with “no less than one inertial sensor for producing inertial sensor knowledge” which sounds lots like a extra dextrous iteration of the PS3’s Transfer movement controller. With it “customers collaborating might use their gloves to the touch objects, transfer objects, interface with surfaces, press on objects, squeeze objects, toss objects, make gesture actions or motions, or the like,” the declare stated of this emergent tech,” the submitting states.
Now, as all the time, simply because an organization information a patent for an concept doesn’t suggest that it’ll ever truly grow to be an actual factor. Nevertheless, given the present ranges of rabid curiosity in VR know-how from each business and shoppers — to not point out Sony’s imminent launch of the PSVR — this concept does not sound all that far fetched.