Sony is ready to motion-capture its way into the metaverse, but only in Japan

Sony is trying its hand at the metaverse with new  motion capture devices collectively known as Mocopi.

The Mocopi system is composed of six color-coded sensors. It uses velcro straps and a clip to target key areas of the body (your head. hip. wrists. ankles). The technology allows users to control an avatar that looks like anime in real time. This can be used to create videos, or connect with other people using compatible metaverse services such as VRChat. It’s similar to a big Hollywood-style motion capture system but without the dedicated equipment or operators. Sony hopes Mocopi will help content creators “involved in movie and animation production” and facilitate development in key areas like fitness platforms, according to the announcement. (opens new tab)

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