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Sony’s new virtual reality headset patent detects objects, simulates body posture, pupil movement, blinking

By December 13, 2013Newswires

By Kyle Prahl

A new patent filed by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. suggests the company is moving ever closer to completing its long-rumored virtual reality headset technology.

The latest features, spotted in the patent by NeoGAF user Rösti, describes an “object avoidance apparatus” that detects obstacles in an image of the real-world, calculates their distance from you, and replaces them with different, virtual objects.

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