Sony has introduced a set of motion tracking sensors designed to accurately capture user movements in real-time which are then mirrored by virtual avatars on the Metaverse or other virtual reality and augmented reality platforms, Yahoo reported. The wearables named Mocopi comprise of half a dozen bands that users would be required to wear on their ankles, hip, wrists, and head. This will allow the bands to map the body movements of each of these body parts which are then reflected by the virtual avatars.
“Mocopi creates highly accurate motion measurement with a small number of sensors, freeing VTubers and creators involved in movie and animation production from time and place constraints,” Sony mentioned in its press release. A smartphone app and a software development kit are expected to follow suit. Sony has stated Mocopi is set for a launch in Japan around late January 2023. The Mocopi will carry a sticker price of 49,500 Japanese yen, which comes to around US$357. Pre-orders start mid-December.
You can more information on this from the Sony Press Release here.
With a keen interest in tech, I make it a point to keep myself updated on the latest developments in the world of technology and gadgets. That includes smartphones or tablet devices but stretches to even AI and self-driven automobiles as well, the latter being my latest fad. Besides writing, I like watching videos, reading, listening to music, or experimenting with different recipes. Motion picture is another aspect that interests me a lot and maybe I’ll make a film sometime in the future.