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Glasses within glasses

Glasses within glasses

A new patent for prescription glasses that can transmit data to a VR device has been discovered online and seems to hint at PSVR 2.

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Regardless of its sales, PlayStation VR has been a huge success for Sony this generation, with dozens of high-quality exclusive games that have gained the company a huge amount of experience with VR in general.

As such it seems impossible to imagine they wouldnt be planning a more sophisticated version for PlayStation 5, but so far theres been no evidence of that – except this very strange patent for prescription glasses.

The idea behind it is to make sure people who wear glasses can properly use VR headsets with eye gaze-tracking, something the current PlayStation VR does not have.

Talk about over-engineering a solution

Talk about over-engineering a solution

Wearing an extra pair of lenses can make it difficult for a headset to properly tracking the direction of your gaze, so the solution offered by the patent is for the prescription glasses own sensors to do the work instead.

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The special VR-friendly glasses would detect whether you are wearing a VR headset and then transmit your gaze data, while making sure the headsets internal camera knows the exact physical position of your glasses.

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It all sounds absurdly overcomplicated, not to mention extremely expensive if youre expected to buy an extra pair of prescription glasses (Read More – Source

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