Biometric controller application filed by Sony

Wednesday, 2nd November 2011 18:18 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Siliconera has dug up a patent application Sony filed in 2010 containing diagrams and biometric-equipped descriptions of DualShock 3, Move, and a handheld similar to Vita. The description states the controllers could monitor a player’s bio-data with various possible uses depicted such as: noting stress levels so as to adjust a game’s difficulty level, increased weapon accuracy or even an in-game character piping up to comment on the player’s state of mind at the time. The tech is similar Nintendo’s Vitality Sensor, announced at E3 2009 and yet to see a release. We’ll send a mail. Thanks, Gamespot.



  1. Bluebird

    And it will probably be a success just like the Vitality Sensor. :)

    #1 3 years ago
  2. TheWulf

    Clever idea…

    Though I’m cynical as to whether current technology can pull it off to the level of accuracy they seem to desire in this patent.

    It reads more like Science Fiction at this point, if I’m honest.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Dannybuoy

    We move ever closer to playing games with electrodes on our heads

    #3 3 years ago

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