Sony introduces Mocopi motion trackers, welcoming smartphones to the metaverse

Sony has unveiled a set of wearable motion trackers that can be used in various metaverse apps through your smartphones.

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Electronic manufacturer Sony has put its best step forward with the launch of Mocopi wearable motion tracking bands. This set of six motion trackers is to be worn on the wrists, ankles, back, and head. Through these motion trackers, users can operate and animate theier avatars on many metaverse applications available on your Android and iOS smartphones.

As of now, this product is only available in Japan and will be on sale in January 2023. You can pre-order the device from mid-December, and it is priced at 49,500 yen (around Rs. 29,000).

This set of six motion trackers is to be worn on the wrists, ankles, back, and head. Through these motion trackers, users can operate and animate theier avatars on many metaverse applications

In the official video for Mocopi, published on Sony’s YouTube channel, the company has ddemonstrated how people can wear the device, pair them, and also displays how will the device immitate the physical body in the virtual space.

Through Mocopi, users can get to experience the immersiveness of the metaverse using their smartphones and also without the need of investing in heavy and expensive equipments. The motion tracking devices track your body and its movement to create real-time avatars and it also offers a software development kit that will enable users to import their motion data into different 3D animation apps. With Mocopi, Sony is targeting majorly content creators and video gamers.

This move also displays that the company is expanding its metaverse market which is still in the nascent stages. The company’s CEO, Kenichiro Yoshida perviously shared his views on the metaverse. He said, “I consider the metaverse to be a live network space where people can share time and space, that also incorporates a social element…The metaverse is an area of great potential and opportunity for Sony, and we intend to engage in it as a new growth area alongside mobility.”

Sony has also previously invested in the gaming company Epic Games in order to see its metaverse dream come to reality.

Image Credits: Sony

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