Sony Brings Mocopi Motion Capture System to the US to Revolutionize Virtual Avatars

By Srikanth
2 Min Read
Sony Brings Mocopi Motion Capture System to the US to Revolutionize Virtual Avatars 1

Sony recently made the introduction of a mobile motion-capture system in Japan. This launch, done by Sony, worked with a companion app to create a VR avatar for gaming or chat operations. Now the Mocopi system is all set to take pre-order in the US.

Advertisement

The package is made up of six coloured tracking sensors that weigh about 8 g (0.2 oz) a piece. These tracking sensors can be worn on wrists, ankles, hips and head.

These tracking sensors are enabled for full-body motion tracking when paired with a companion iOS/Android app running on a smartphone. There is no need for expensive studio setups, multiple cameras, or trained operators.

The 32 x 11.6-mm (1.25 x 0.45-in) trackers are inherited with a 3DoF accelerometer and a 3DoF angular-rate sensor. They also have IPX5/8 water-resistant and IP6X dustproof systems into them. The system comes with Velcro bands and clips. The internal battery is good for up to 10 hours of per-charge usage.

Sony claims to have measurement accuracy courtesy of its proprietary algorithm. In addition, the creators can record a Full HD video of their avatars strutting their funky stuff at 30 frames per second. The creator can also transmit the motion data to compatible third-party software at 50 fps for real-time interaction with VR environments.

A Software Development Kit is available for developers to create applications in software such as Unity and Unreal Engine for movie-making, animation and game production. All this can be done without the requirement to blow the project budget on professional setups.

The Mocopi system is available for pre-order in the US at just US$449. The shipping is expected to get initiated on July 14. The motion-capture setup will only be demonstrated at the Anime Expo in LA in July.

Share This Article
Passionate Tech Blogger on Emerging Technologies, which brings revolutionary changes to the People life.., Interested to explore latest Gadgets, Saas Programs