Sony brings metaverse to smartphones with wearable motion trackers

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Sony has unveiled Mocopi – a set of wearable motion trackers designed to bring metaverse to smartphones. Users of the new gadgets will find themselves in the metaverse on their phones. There are six pucks comprising the new Mocopi system, and users can wear them around the wrist, ankles, hips, and head.

Priced at 49,500 yen ($360) and launching in Japan in January 2023, the Mocopi kit adds to the company’s ventures into virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).

Features

  • The product is currently listed on Sony Japan’s website.
  • These multi-coloured pucks – all labelled to be worn on different parts of a user’s body – appear to be no bigger than the dial of a small watch – each sensor weighs about 8g, and is about 3.2 cm in diameter.
  • Users won’t need a special suit for motion capture.
  • The sensors can be attached with one hand with the included band or clip.
  • The system is completely wireless and hassle-free.
  • Sony specified that the compatible OS for Mocopi is Android 11 or higher and iOS 15.7.1 or higher.
  • And the compatible phone models include Xperia 5IV, Xperia 1IV, Xperia 5 III, Xperia 1III, Xperia 5II, and Xperia 1II. Apple iPhone 12 and above are also supported.
  • The system will be accompanied by a smartphone app, which will support various file formats. Users will also be able to carry out the motion capture exercise outdoors.

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