Sony’s new patent unveiled: for VR controllers to track finger movements

A recent patent by SIE suggests Sony is developing a new VR motion controller,media uploadVR reported. Take a look. According to the report, the “controller device” patent specifically mentions a signal input mechanism for “home game consoles” that “detects the activity of the user’s hand”.

Sony's new patent unveiled: for VR controllers to track finger movements

In addition, the controller kit is equipped with “multiple sensor units for monitoring the user’s fingers”. They can detect “close or touching fingers and output fingertip heartbeats based on the state of the fingertip touch/approach”.

UploadVR points out that the VR controller design shown in the image above is not very different from the VR controller on the market today. Users can put their hands in a belt and hold their fingers on the back of the device in order to grab the controller.

Sony's new patent unveiled: for VR controllers to track finger movements

UploadVR says we can see four buttons on the front of the device, and the upper end of the controller could be the fifth larger button, or it could be an analog rocker (a feature that is not currently available to the PSVR controller).

It is important to note that the controller design described above is only the content of the patent file and does not mean that SIE will definitely introduce the appropriate equipment. Also follow sony’s official announcement in the future.