Previous patents have suggested that Sony is working on a finger tracking for the new VR motion controller, the PlayStation Move may 2, in combination with the unannounced headset PSVR 2. Now a new video from the researchers Sony gives us a much more thorough look at this work.
The video accompanies a new research document called “Evaluation of machine learning methods for estimating hand postures on a portable device with a proximity sensor”. It is important to note that the author works are Kazuyuki Arimatsu and Hideki Mori of Sony Interactive Entertainment. It is the Sony unit has a special responsibility for the PlayStation brand, and not for a larger Corporation. Check out the video below — it may well become the basis for Sony’s next generation PlayStation Move controllers 2 VR.
What we see is a prototype of the controller similar to the controller Valve Index functionality. Sensors in the controller can detect when the user compresses the device with all your fingers and when it отводbт individual fingers. Motion is simulated in a virtual representation of the hand, allowing a deeper presence of hands in VR.
Also in the video you can see how the controller was then tested with simulated and hands, which were wearing rings and watches. The results are impressive.
Although nothing’s been confirmed, more and more it becomes probable that the tracing finger will be the main feature of the motion controllers of Sony’s next generation possible PSVR 2. We know that Sony creates prototypes of new headsets and we also know that its next generation game console PS5 will support original headset PSVR.
If this is indeed VR controllers the new generation from Sony, expect to see somewhere on the last device strap, which will help you to hold them, as shown in the original patent. A year ago, the company also licensed an improved haptic for VR controllers. Not only that, but the improved tactile characteristics and resistance to triggers is already in the new controller DualSense for PS5.
However, obviously should not expect this work in a commercial product this year. Sony itself has warned that it is unlikely will release PSVR 2, along with PS5. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait too long.