Foreign media Siliconera found that Sony has registered a patented technology to help users wear glasses with VR. The patent is a special VR glasses on the user's glasses, built-in eye tracking chip and some sensors, eye-tracking technology is also the highlight of this patent.
According to the description, when a user wearing glasses wears a VR head display device, the technology recognizes the glasses by the encoded information and disables the gaze detection function. The gaze data will be exchanged remotely via the eye tracking chip on the VR glasses. The frame will also be resized based on these gaze data.
It seems strange to put the eye tracking sensor on the glasses instead of the head. Sony's current PSVR devices do not have eye tracking capabilities, so this patent may be used by future PSVR devices.
The patent was registered in December 2017 but was officially released last week.
About PSVR: The full name PlayStation VR is a virtual reality head-mounted display developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Released on October 13, 2016. The device is specially made for Sony PlayStation 4 video game console and needs to use PS4 for image calculation and output. In addition, the general PSVR game also requires DualShock 4 or PlayStation Move controller and PlayStation Camera to play.
The codename for the PSVR development period was "Project Morpheus", which was originally announced at the 2014 Game Developers Conference. In September 2015, Sony officially named it PlayStation VR.