Sony’s application for a new VR patent: the ability to convey the emotional state of both sides of the communication

In August, Dutch technology media letsGoDigital first revealed and brought a patented design for the appearance of the suspected PlayStation 5, but it turned out to be a genuine PS5 development kit. While it’s unclear whether the consumer version will be so aggressive, it’s clear that Sony is struggling to maintain its lead in the game console market. Sony recently applied for a new 3D display patent that allows players to play 3D games without wearing 3D glasses and to work with the PS5. And now LetsGoDigital has once again discovered a patent for Sony’s PlayStation 5.

Sony's application for a new VR patent: the ability to convey the emotional state of both sides of the communication

The patent, called the “Actuator Device,” was filed with the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office (USPTO) in October 2018 and was subsequently filed on November 21, 2019. LetsGoDigital discovered that the “actuator” was only part of a complete VR/AR system with a spherical design with a stereo camera at one end and a VR headate at the other, which allows both parties to experience an immersive experience.

Sony's application for a new VR patent: the ability to convey the emotional state of both sides of the communication

At one end of the actuator, the user uses a virtual reality headshow, while at the other end can capture images and sounds in real time through a camera and microphone. In addition, all head systems of the head display device user are passed to the spherical system, which mimics them by moving the camera over the arc rails. By using different modes of movement, the system can convey emotional states – happiness, surprise, disgust, anger and sadness.

Sony's application for a new VR patent: the ability to convey the emotional state of both sides of the communication

For example, when a user wearing a head tilts his head down (for example, when we tend to look down at your feet in a sad time), the system automatically recognizes the position of the user’s head and transfers it to the other end, causing the camera to tilt down 30 degrees, making it sad. The system also allows the wearing head-wearing user to observe from all angles as if they were in the field.

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