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.
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