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Sony's Metaverse Bet: A Wearable to Record Your Moves

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Sony's wearable motion trackers.

The Mocopi system consists of six pucks worn around the user’s wrists, ankles, head and hips, which are used to animate avatars inside various metaverse apps on Sony Android phones or Apple iPhones.

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Sony Group Corp. has announced a system of wearable motion trackers that may be worn on a user's wrists, ankles, head, and hips to animate avatars inside metaverse apps.

The Mocopi kit will be launched in Japan in January.

Said Sony's Takeshi Aimi, "We label this a metaverse product instead of a VR [virtual reality] peripheral, because we expect the virtual world to further blend with the real world. People will access the metaverse without head-mounted displays in the future, and we didn't want to limit the product's use to just VR users."

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