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Stressed? Soon your PlayStation may know if you're upset

Sony to add biometric sensors to PS3 controllers, will know if you're stressed

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 4, 2011 at 1:23 am CDT (0 mins, 53 secs time to read)

Stressed? Want to know if you are while you're gaming, well, according to a series of patents that Sony have filed recently, they might be adding biometric sensors to PlayStation 3 controllers and to a handheld resembling the PlayStation Vita.

Stressed? Soon your PlayStation may know if you're upset | TweakTown.com

Will gaming change if it [the game] knows how you feel? Well, think about it... if a game can detect you're stressed by holding the controller down - it might tone down the AI, difficulty, etc. If it's a horror game, it might amp it up, making you more scared and making you hold the controller ever so tightly.

The sensors in the patents would measure the moisture of your skin, heart rhythm, and muscle tension. This really could change everything, again, and is something I expected from Apple (snicker), but if Sony incorporates this into the PlayStation 4, it really could change the way games are not only played, but made. It would change everything, from background music and facial expressions to running speed and weapon accuracy.

The possibilities of something like this are quite endless.

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Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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