Throughout the year there have been various announcements into what potential features Sony’s Dual Shock 4 for the PlayStation 4 may hold. One of those particular prototype features that caught my attention was a galvanic function in which sensors on the controller would read and react in game to individual player’s level of sweat, heart rate and muscle contraction. Your bodies’ bio-metric readings.
There have been a number patent applications for the various trials run by Sony. Lead PS4 designer Mark Cerny took the time to talk to Stuff and has stated the following:
“We had a long research project where we looked at pretty much any idea we could think of. Would it help to measure the galvanic response of the skin? We tried out a tremendous number of things – and then we went to the game teams to ask them what they thought they could use from the controller.”