Sony patents glasses for PlayStation VR with eye tracking technology

Sony decided to take care of gamers who play in VR and wear glasses.

What is known


submitted back in December 2017, but publishedIt was only in early April 2019. Sony decided to deal with the problem of wearing glasses along with a VR headset with eye tracking technology. Additional glasses lenses create blurring, reflection and other interference for the sensors that interfere with correct calculations.

They plan to solve the problem with the help of glasseswith a built-in tracker. According to Sony, eye tracking will not be done by a VR headset, but by glasses with sensors. The device will recognize whether the user is wearing a helmet, turn on the necessary sensors, and then transmit the received information to the helmet. The first generation of PlayStation VR did not receive eye tracking technology, so, most likely, the patent will be useful for the second version of the Sony headset.

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Note that the company has already registered ideas fornext generation virtual reality helmet. In January 2018, Sony revealed controllers for a VR headset and technology for tracking the movement of gamepads, which they plan to integrate into the “helmet” display.