Sony Seeks to Integrate Advanced Image Sensor Technology Into Products With SoftKinetic Purchase

October 8, 2015 Written by Mark Labbe

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Sony has just announced its acquisition of sensor technology company SoftKinetic after reaching an agreement with its shareholders.

Thanks to the purchase, Sony now has access to SoftKinetic’s advanced sensor and gesture-recognition technology, including the technology to use image sensors to measure the distances of nearby objects. While Sony did not announce exactly what it would do with the technology, it can be assumed that it will somehow find its way into the PlayStation VR, or perhaps future virtual reality devices. Sony did explain that it would try to incorporate its newly acquired tech into next-generation¬†products.

What do you think Sony will use SoftKinentic technology for? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

[Source: Sony]