VR/3D Controller for your Sony PS3

Lately Virtual Reality/3D game control devices have been all the rage. Wii Remote or various VR gloves come to mind.

But while Wii Remote is good at tracking your 3D hand movements, basically that’s it. VR Gloves can capture a wider array of control gestures, but they are very inconvenient to use. Just think of putting them on and off everytime you want to play a game.

What if you could have a device that is as easy to use as Wii Remote, but could capture all you palm, finger and hand movements? Wouldn’t it be cool?

Sony thinks so too and may soon have a 3D PS3 game controller to prove it. At least that’s what their patent application for “Hand-held computer interactive device” describes:

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This 3D game controller is designed to be held in your hands, is able to capture all your palm and finger movements and transmit them as commands to your PS3 or Vaio PC. You can pick up and manipulate various objects on screen just by squeezing and relaxing your fingers.

The device is even able to give you a tactile feedback. That is, you will be able to “feel” when you pick up or press something on the screen.

Add to it a few gyroscopes and 3D hand motion detection technology described in previous Sony patents and they may have a perfect 3D game controller for your PS3 soon.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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  • warwick

    Looks like Power glove mark 2. I am enthusiastic but not surprised if this doesn’t go because Nintendo would have run with it don’t you think? By the time this is working Wii which has already wowed everyone will have engineered a huge customer base and most likely leave Sony’s expensive PS3 somewhere else. For me always Nintendo and Super Mario Galaxy only proves their superiority in this one medium of technology. Sony have too many fingers in too many pies. Doesn’t anyone believe that too. Oh, props to Sony for making pc peripherals the normal thing in video game machines but thats it.

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  • nintendo entertanment system

    ” i love the POWER glove, its so bad “

    yet agian sony rips of nintendo

    well at lest sony does it write

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    ” i love the POWER glove, its so bad “

    yet agian sony rips of nintendo

    well at lest sony does it write