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Sony files patent for a modern-day Power Glove

Sony has filed a trio of patents for a glove-based controller system that appears to work in tandem with PlayStation VR.

NeoGAF user Rösti discovered the filings, which details a glove with a finger-tracking flex sensor, contact sensor and more. Data recorded by the globe will feed into a VR headset which incorporates the data into the virtual reality experience.


The glove is described as “a trackable object that is configured to be illuminated during interactivity” with “at least one inertial sensor for generating inertial sensor data”. With the system, “users collaborating may use their gloves to touch objects, move objects, interface with surfaces, press on objects, squeeze objects, toss objects, make gesture actions or motions, or the like,” the filing reads.

We’ll have more on the glove as it becomes available.

Top image: Author provided, aka, a horrible PhotoShop of a Move controller ball onto a Nintendo Power Glove.

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