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Sony shows PS Vita using facial recognition for video chat

updated 03:15 pm EDT, Fri July 1, 2011

Users video chat with avatars

Sony is currently demonstrating the facial recognition capabilities of the company's PlayStation Vita gaming handheld. A technology preview at the Game Tools & Middleware Forum 2011 in Tokyo, the gaming company showed how the Vita can track facial movements and use the information to guide avatar movements during a video chat session.

It is unclear if the company is planning to launch avatar-based video chat as an actual feature on the production Vita. The company recently noted that it was still evaluating non-gaming capabilities, such as web-based video playback and Skype audio chat.

Sony is expected to finalize details surrounding the Vita ahead of its pre-holiday launch, with prices starting at $250 for a Wi-Fi model.




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