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SCE Patents Depth Sensing Camera: Use Your Fingers as a Gun


 SCE Patents Depth Sensing Camera: Use Your Fingers as a Gun
Red face topic by Da Ill One - 12-26-2012, 07:01 PM - Boxden > BX GameSpot


Over the course of the year, we’ve been uncovering patent after patent from Sony Computer Entertainment for a 3D depth sensing camera similar to the Kinect. This month’s patent once again suggests that Sony are working on a camera akin to the Kinect, with this one highlighting how your fingers could be used like a gun.



In Fig 7, moving the thumb fires the gun. The patent goes on to state:

For example, the user may be able to shoot by different hand gestures, may be able to reload the gun with different gestures, and the different positions or orientations of the user’s hand may cause different graphical renderings of the user or gun on the display screen when the user is interacting with a particular game program.

Microsoft’s best-selling Kinect can’t do proper finger tracking, so this camera would be superior – although rumors are that the Kinect 2 will feature finger tracking.

Interestingly, the patent also details how the camera could sense depth: sound location. The Kinect, and most depth sensing cameras, use infra-red to work out how far away the player is, but acoustic location could equally be used. Acoustic location was used in WWI and early WWII to detect incoming planes, before being replaced by the superior radar. One advantage of acoustic location is that it could potentially ‘see’ around corners due to sound refraction, something that infra-red can’t do – although that would depend on the precision of the device.

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39 comments for "SCE Patents Depth Sensing Camera: Use Your Fingers as a Gun"


 12-26-2012, 07:10 PMonline - #2
dadon85 27 heat pts27

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Fig 8b


Enough of the gimmick game play. We just want games. Ps4 who cares. Release more top notch ps3 exclusives
 12-26-2012, 07:29 PMaway - #3
Krazie 83 heat pts83

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!!ing sony.
 12-26-2012, 07:48 PMonline - #4
The N 202 heat pts202

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Kevin Buttler lol
 12-28-2012, 07:15 AMaway - #5
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 12-28-2012, 08:42 AMaway - #6
Jesszman 2104 heat pts2104

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Sony stays innovating
 12-28-2012, 12:01 PMaway - #7
Krazie 83 heat pts83

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Originally Posted by Jesszman
Sony stays biting
 12-28-2012, 12:19 PMaway - #8
nyc 1 heat pts

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 12-28-2012, 12:25 PMaway - #9
EGO 46 heat pts46

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But but but "Sony would NEVER do something this stupid"

 12-28-2012, 12:30 PMaway - #10
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a depth sensing camera could be useful for those who like motion gaming..microstans would call this a good move had it been microsoft instead of sony
 12-28-2012, 12:34 PMaway - #11
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Originally Posted by coolio
a depth sensing camera could be useful for those who like motion gaming..microstans would call this a good move had it been microsoft instead of sony
 12-28-2012, 12:58 PMaway - #12
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Originally Posted by Krazie
You would though. Be fair.
 12-28-2012, 01:00 PMaway - #13
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 12-28-2012, 01:00 PMaway - #14
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Originally Posted by Krazie
 12-28-2012, 01:00 PMaway - #15
Krazie 83 heat pts83

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It's practically the same exact thing with finger tracking, which Kinect 2 will do anyway, and will get released before this device.

That's what I'm facepalming. They're trying to do the same thing they did with the Move. We saw how that worked out.

They need to focus on what makes THEM a success, not what makes other companies a success and try to piggy back on it.
 12-28-2012, 01:01 PMaway - #16
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Originally Posted by Jesszman
Sony stays innovating
Originally Posted by Da Ill One
Over the course of the year, we’ve been uncovering patent after patent from Sony Computer Entertainment for a 3D depth sensing camera similar to the Kinect. This month’s patent once again suggests that Sony are working on a camera akin to the Kinect, with this one highlighting how your fingers could be used like a gun.
 12-28-2012, 01:04 PMaway - #17
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Originally Posted by Krazie
It's practically the same exact thing with finger tracking, which Kinect 2 will do anyway, and will get released before this device.

That's what I'm facepalming. They're trying to do the same thing they did with the Move. We saw how that worked out.

They need to focus on what makes THEM a success, not what makes other companies a success and try to piggy back on it.


im sure depth sensing will be applied to more than just finger tracking
 12-28-2012, 01:05 PMaway - #18
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Yea Sony should stick to a controller only system till 2028, great reasoning

Idiot.
 12-28-2012, 01:06 PMaway - #19
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Originally Posted by Soraci7
Yea Sony should stick to a controller only system till 2028, great reasoning
Either that or actually come up with something innovative and different, not piggy back on everyone else's success and then fall on their face again and again.

With your logic, they won't come close to 2028 with repeated failures.

!!.
 12-28-2012, 01:10 PMaway - #20
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Originally Posted by Soraci7
Yea Sony should stick to a controller only system till 2028, great reasoning

Idiot.
yea because it's not like controllers have been working for systems for 40 years now.

!!ing idiot. maybe we should stop using wheels, that seems played out
 
 


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