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PS5 Controller Will Monitor Your Sweat and Heart Rate

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Another PS5 patent has surfaced, seemingly confirming that Sony's next-gen controller, the DualShock 5, can use biofeedback technology to monitor a user's heart rate and sweat secretion levels, and adjust gameplay accordingly.

As originally discovered by Respawn First, the patent refers to the controller's use of "biofeedback information to select between one or more options presented in a piece of content without the user having to provide further input", mentioning electrodermic activity as a yardstick for monitoring player response.

Accompanying images show the DualShock 5, formerly revealed by a number of previously leaked patents, using its handles as receptors for monitoring this "biofeedback", and presumably exploiting its new haptic technology to cater the experience to the player in light of this information.

"There is a desire in computer gaming to provide an immersive and highly interactive experience for players, so as to enhance the enjoyment of the player," continues the patent description, explaining that "this has become of particular interest with the increasing availability of head-mounted displays," suggesting PS5 VR could also be involved with this new feature.

3 months ago
What do you think of this?
PhilipMarc3 months ago

I'm more interested in seeing how the physical controller will be like. Probably the same as DS4.

BonzoBanana3 months ago

I like my PSVR but don't use it as much as I thought I would, its a bit cumbersome. Microsoft don't seem to be interested in VR but I'm hoping for a big VR upgrade with PS5, maybe a lighter headset that is wireless. I believe my existing PSVR is meant to work with PS5 though. I'm hoping the Dualshock 5 will be a bit more VR focused and haptic feedback is part of that.

AliceBell644683 months ago

I donโ€™t think I would want my heart rate monitoring, especially when I am getting wound up with campers on call of duty!

I wonder what it means by adjust gameplay accordingly? So if you sweat abit it will slow the game play down? ๐Ÿ˜

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