Sony launches wearable motion trackers called the Mocopi System. The Mocopi System will bring metaverse to smartphones as its trackers track the whole body movement using six pucks tied around the user’s ankles, hands, hips, and ankles.
These wearable trackers have sensors that scan body movements and animate avatars inside metaverse applications on smartphones, both Android and iPhones. It will be a cost-effective accessory with which ordinary people can experience the metaverse.
Sony plans to release the trackers in Japan in January 2023 at approximately 49,500 Yen (approximately INR 29,222). The company is targeting YouTube and online content developers as the primary audience.
Sony is one of the many companies exploring the metaverse domain. Others like Meta are also working on developing immersive virtual reality (VR) devices like the Meta Quest Pro. However, Sony is specifically focusing on people with its PlayStation VR device. Alongside Mocopi trackers, the company will also release the next generation of its PlayStation VR 2 headset next year.