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Sony has filed a patent for a system that could turn bananas and other household items into PlayStation controllers

Posted On: Apr 11, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Sony has filed a patent for a system that could turn bananas and other household items into PlayStation controllers

Summary List Placement The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently published a bizarre request from video game firm Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. to patent a system that turns ordinary household objects and food products into PlayStation controllers, Entrepreneur reports.
"The system comprises an input unit operable to obtain images of a non-luminous passive object held by a user as a video game controller," the patent says.
In the patent, Sony uses an illustrated banana to visualize their new system. Oranges are among one of the other examples the company uses. "E.g. a player may hold two bananas - one in each respective hand; or e.g two oranges - one in each respective hand."
While the patent designs shows a banana, Sony anticipates that the system would work with anything from coffee mugs to a piece of bread.
"It would be desirable if a user could use an inexpensive, simple, and non-electronic device as a video game peripheral," the patent says, as reported by Polygon.
The system also...

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