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SONY PATENT TECHNOLOGY THAT CONVERTS BANANA INTO PLAYSTATION CONTROLLER

Highlights
• With the help of this patent, Sony is describing this new technology will allow people to use a banana or any object for that matter instead of usual joystick as a game controller
• The patent application says that “It would be desirable if a user could use an inexpensive, simple and non-electronic device as a video game peripheral”


According to a recent filing made by tech giant Sony of a patent application, the company is claiming that it can turn a banana into a PlayStation controller. With the help of this patent, Sony is describing this new technology will allow people to use a banana or any object for that matter instead of usual joystick as a game controller.
Though banana is just an example, this patent is basically a method that converts a “non-luminous passive object being held by a user” into a controller, by superimposing virtual buttons on top of it. Patent states that a camera is likely to detect the objects so they could be used as controllers, or a camera could “detect a user’s finger in the obtained images” to coincide “with the location of the virtual button”. The basic idea behind this patent is to let gamers use any physical object, in place of joystick, as a video game controller.
The patent application says that “It would be desirable if a user could use an inexpensive, simple and non-electronic device as a video game peripheral and the present disclosure seeks to address or at least alleviate some of the above-identified problems.”

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