Sony is ready to motion-capture its way into the metaverse, but only in Japan

Sony is trying out the metaverse with new motion capture devices collectively known as Mocopi.

The Mocopi system consists of six color-coded sensors and goes to key areas of a person’s body (your head, hip, wrists and ankles) using either Velcro or a clip to record movement via a dedicated smartphone app. This technology allows users to control an anime-style avatar in real time to create videos or interact with people in compatible metaverse services such as VRChat. It’s similar to a large Hollywood-style motion capture system, but without the special equipment or operators. Sony hopes Mocopi will help content creators “involved in film and animation production” and facilitate development in key areas such as fitness platforms, the company said. Announcement. (opens in new tab)

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