PlayStation Games Might Know How Stressed You Are Some Day

By Mario Aguilar on at

Sony filed a series of patents recently that would add biometric sensors to PlayStation 3 controllers and to a handheld resembling the Playstation Vita. How will gaming change when your console knows how you feel?

It's weird to think that the behaviour of your video game avatar could change concurrent with your level of tension and stress. We're used to seeing the programmed enemies in games adapt situationally, but the characters you control behave the same no matter how fast your heart is racing. The sensors in the patents would measure the moisture of your skin, heart rhythm, and muscle tension. The data could ultimately change everything about the game, from the background music and facial expressions to running speed and weapon accuracy. [Siliconera via Digital Trends]