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Sony Patent Uncovered for Kinect-Like PlayStation Device
While Sony is currently promoting Move, today Siliconera.com (linked above) has uncovered a patent for a Kinect-like PlayStation device filed by Sony Computer Entertainment America.
While it's not a controller-free environment, the new controller device does track the location of players.
To quote: It's equipped with a gyroscope, accelerometer, magnometer, and most interestingly an ultrasonic transmitter. The controller uses this to communicate with another device to determine the location of the controller and player through echolocation.
The controller is half of the gizmo. Users also place this device on the floor and it communicates with a console via radio signals.
Sony equipped the floor sensor with a motion detector, cameras, sound processor, and another ultrasonic processor. Image detection lets it know where players are and if it has been moved.
Like the PlayStation Move controller, it has LEDs on top that provide visual feedback for in-game events and when your batteries are low. An onboard sound processor and microphone are present for voice control."
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11-16-2010 #2solrac1974 Guest
Interesting news, maybe $ony will bring more interaction to PS3 than any other console, time will tell!
11-16-2010 #3mikerock98 Guest
11-16-2010 #4elser1 Guest
now let's dance... LOL
11-16-2010 #5mossopinc Guest
i'd place bets it's gonna be for the PS4.
11-16-2010 #6tul18 Guest
Kinnect is already giving sony a real headache, why else do a new patent been revealed, this is just a promotion for the people to hang on believing that ps3 will have a Kinnect wannabe.
11-16-2010 #7costocart Guest
you can have video conferencing while playing a game... thats cool. in other words... i can see your face when i'm kicking your butt in codbops
11-16-2010 #8CyanCaze Guest
Don't you already have something like this for the PS3 Sony? Oh yeah, THE PLAYSTATION EYE!
11-16-2010 #9tonybologna Guest
11-17-2010 #10costocart Guest