Sony PlayStation Eye Webcam Gets Facial Recognition Treatment

Sony has a planning to going forward to the realization of their motion controller which was first introduced in E3 event. Their first step toward that technology to add facial recognition capabilities to their playstation’s Eye Webcam without the need to add more hardware in the future when their motion controller release.


Kish Hirani from Sony (head of developer services in Europe) said that the new facial recognition ability is capable of detecting facial movement such as you are smile or not, and it can also detect gender and even the age of the face. This is amazing and it sounds impossible at the moment. It even cooler than Microsoft’s Project Natal which has no such functionality.

But since the head has said so, I guess it’s something that we can wait for and it might be a surprise for us as a gamer because we can have more and more way to interact with our gaming console. 2010 is sure a year that I will excited for.

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