Posted by John on November 2, 2011

PS3 Biometric Controller Can Analyze Player’s Biological Systems

Sony patents new gaming technology that measures the player’s biometric data to impact how their in-game avatar functions.

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    Patrick Shaw
  • November 02, 2011 11:00 AM PT

PS3 Biometric Controller Can Analyze Player's Biological Systems

Skematics for Sony’s new biometric tech.

An article on Siliconera reveals that Sony has patented new gaming technology that actually measures the player’s biometric data including their electro-cardio, electro-muscular, and galvanic skin resistance information.

The skematics for these biometric PlayStation controllers (pictured above) also show this new tech being applied to Sony’s entire lineup of gaming devices: the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation Vita, and the PlayStation Move.

But the coolest thing about these biometric controllers is how they actually impact the game by inputting your biological data. Examples of how this works include weapon accuracy changing depending on the player’s stress level, blocking attacks by tensing muscles, background music changing depending on the player’s biometric data, and even a game’s protagonist physically reflecting the state of the player by doing things like sweating.



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