It has been discovered by the Siliconera website that Sony has been busy registering patents for biometric handheld consoles and PS3 controllers. Which would allow the devices to be able to receive feedback from your body as you play.
The Sony patents include controllers and handheld consoles with sensors built in design that would be able to read your electro muscular data. In layman’s terms your muscle contractions and skin conductivity using the amount of moisture on your skin. Together with the ability to be able to read your heart rate.
If the patent’s do ever make it through to production devices it’ll be interesting to see how game developers use this additional biometric information within games. In the future biometrics may even be able to control certain aspects of the game as you play, with weapons that may increase or decrease in accuracy depending on your stress levels. Or characters that may act out your feelings using your biometrics as a guide.
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