Sony the patent of glove that works as a game controller

Mar

1

2016

Sony has applied for three patents on the idea of ​​a glove to a controller. By providing them with sensors could be used in the glove input in virtual reality gaming.

The deliberate patent applications were submitted in 2014 by the US Patent Office USPTO, but only recently published. It discovered a user of the NeoGaf forum. From the patent applications it is clear that the glove system is provided with sensors which can follow the movements of the fingers, so-called flex-sensors. Finger Gestures can then be linked to actions in virtual reality, such as holding an object or shoot a gun.

Furthermore, Sony still lists a number of other actions that are possible with the glove, such as printing on objects, moving objects and throwing objects. The images that have been released in the patent applications shows that Sony sees great applications in conjunction with his VR system PlayStation VR. However, the company also suggests that a combination with consoles such as the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 is possible.

Although Sony thus plays with the idea of ​​a glove to a controller, is not to say that the product actually reaches the market. It happens often that a patent is sought on ideas that then not appear as products in stores.

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