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Sony files patent for 'EyePad'



A new Sony patent hints at the possibility of a tablet style, controller device known as the ‘EyePad’ says Kotaku.

The existence of a patent doesn’t necessarily mean the product even exists or that it ever will but theoretically it would seem that the ‘EyePad’ is designed for the Playstation 3, which makes little sense considering the release of Sony’s Playstation 4 is right around the corner.

The official description, according to Gamechup describes the ‘EyePad’ as:

An input device for an entertainment device comprises a first main surface, one or more side edges, one or more motion sensors operable to generate motion data, and a wireless communicator for transmitting the motion data to the entertainment device, wherein an elongate illuminated region extends along some or all of one or more of the side edges; in addition the input device may comprise a first stereoscopic camera and a second stereoscopic camera having respective viewpoints located at opposing corners of a first area of the main surface, the field of view of each stereoscopic camera encompassing a first volume of space immediately above the first area, wherein the first and second stereoscopic cameras are operable to generate respective stereoscopic images, from which a first depth map and complementary second depth map may be generated for opposite sides of an object placed within the first volume of space.

The ‘EyePad’ might never reach the market but be sure to check out the ridiculous sketch below.