- Sony has unveiled Mocopi, a wearable motion-tracking system designed for the metaverse.
- Users will be able to move as avatars in real time with the Mocopi sensors, which will cost $358.
There are six colorful sensors placed on the body – one on each ankle, one on each wrist, one on the head and one on the hip – to capture human movements in real time and link them to avatars. This technology is similar to the motion capture suits used for anthropomorphic characters in movies such as “Avatar,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” and “Avengers: Endgame.”
Users can create video clips of their avatars with the help of a smartphone app and Sony’s proprietary technology, according to a press release. A promotional video released by Sony demonstrating the technology shows a user connecting the sensors to his body and dancing around as an anime-style avatar.
“Normally, video production using motion capture requires dedicated equipment and operators,” Sony said in its release.
By using our proprietary algorithm, Mocopi creates highly accurate motion measurement with a small number of sensors, allowing VTubers (virtual streamers) and creators involved in movie and animation productions to work from anywhere at any time.
The pre-order period will begin in mid-December, and the price will be $358. From Dec. 15, a software development kit that links motion data to metaverse services will also be available.
It’s very good to see that global brands are working hard to implement the metaverse. I also think the price is affordable and I think a lot of people will buy the product.
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