Sony’s eye-tracking glasses hint at new PlayStation VR headset

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.

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

It all sounds absurdly overcomplicated, not to mention extremely expensive if you’re expected to buy an extra pair of prescription glasses (with built-in infrared LEDs and wireless connectivity) just to use VR.

We can’t see it ever becoming an actual product but the important thing here is that it’s proof Sony are researching a next gen VR headset and that certainly is something to get excited about.

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