The leading global electronics and tech company, Sony, is looking to capitalize on the virtual reality bandwagon with new tech looking beyond PlayStation and video games.
The company has already established a name in the virtual reality space and recently unveiled the next generation of its VR headset, the PSVR2. The Japanese tech giant has also announced an upcoming game for the system, Guerrilla and Firesprite Games’ Horizon Call of the Mountain.
Nevertheless, Sony is developing technology that could enable it to deploy its VR systems for more diverse and exciting applications. Perhaps, it could be a metaverse where users could interact with objects found in the real world but in virtual reality.
According to a new patent by the company currently in due process, it has created designs that could bring this idea to life. In particular, the solutions will allow users to scan real-life items into a VR space and then interact with them virtually.
However, a limitation of technology could be that it might require users to capture a 360-degree view of the object to scan the item and bring it into virtual reality. Nevertheless, as the metaverse emerges as a mainstream phenomenon, this patent could find several applications to let individuals interact within the VR space.
Sony had initially filed the patent last summer, but the company was asked to revise it and submit further details pertaining to the claims made in the filing. The foundational idea for the technology appears to arise from motion photogrammetry, a concept that has been known for a while.
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