Technology company Sony has been awarded a patent for a game controller designed for use with their Playstation gaming systems that would be capable of measuring a player’s biometrics including heartbeat, perspiration and muscle movements, according to a Thinq article.
The purpose of the controllers, which are designed to look just as the current controllers, have not been divulged, but industry speculations are wide ranging.
Among the potential uses that have been raised are games that could utilize the controller’s biometric sensors to detect stress levels and adjust game play to match the player’s mood. An example of how this could be applied is by having a character hold a weapon increasingly steadier as a player’s relaxation levels increase.
Read the full story here.