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Submitted by doctorstrange 1053d ago | news

SCE Patents ‘Tongue Control’, Play PlayStation With Your Mouth

As much as we all love the DualShock and other gaming controllers, they do have their limitations, something motion controls have tried (and failed) to take advantage of. But Sony has another solution – use your tongue. - PSLS (Next-Gen, PS Vita, PS3)

Sev  +   1054d ago
What the hell types of games do they want us to play?
doctorstrange   1053d ago | Offensive
Relientk77  +   1053d ago
Fat Princess

Eat the cake?
HammadTheBeast  +   1053d ago
Or the pie.
jaosobno  +   1053d ago
Perhaps this is a method that could help disabled people play games? For example paraplegics.
Lockon  +   1053d ago
Remember the PS9 Ad?
zeeshan  +   1053d ago
Is that Hugh Laurie from House? Man I love that guy! Brilliant actor!! I miss House MD. Totally off topic I know but I really miss the show!
iChii  +   1053d ago
You should give Breaking Bad a try.
Relientk77  +   1053d ago
Sony's going for some interesting technology patents today

PS3 Move Controllers that get hot and cold, and playing games with your mouth
ElasticLove  +   1053d ago
Enough with these gimmicky products, just keep giving the fans quality titles to play and everything should be fine.
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jujubee88  +   1053d ago
This is more meant for a "see through" visual display future in general.

For instance, if you want to learn how to make Sushi you can put on some glasses fitted with see through OLED lenses (or something similar), the software could not only tell/show you the ingredients you would need (on the display) to make sushi but using AR the software and tongue UI, this app could visually cue you into the safest procedure to cut the fish, carefully prepare the rice, etc. all while you are not multi-tasking with your hands. Your tongue could be translated as a controller user interface to go from step a to step b in this "virtual cook book" and so forth and so on.

I honestly see this coming to homes sometime no later than 2016. Especially considering all the displays people are buying like smartphones, tablets, etc. Even headwear like the Sony VR display and Oculus are kind of kicking up in popularity.
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SilentNegotiator  +   1053d ago
What product??

They're simply filing for their quadrillionth patent just like Microsoft and Nintendo.

If they're thinking of anything, it's probably something geared towards the disabled.

Whine when they RELEASE it as the main ps4 controller, not when it's thrown together for the patent office by a small engineer team.
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MasterCornholio  +   1053d ago
Sounds like something that would work for a Hentai game........
THC CELL  +   1053d ago
My biggest fear is losing my hands I am glad something like this is coming
Sanquine90   1053d ago | Immature | show
DERKADER  +   1053d ago
What's next a rectal sensor? Still waiting on Wii vitality sensor because it can be used on any appendage.
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doctorstrange  +   1053d ago
It's called the PlayStation Move
MrBeatdown  +   1053d ago
This is why it's important to read the manual before use.
jmac53  +   1053d ago
Wow, so Microsoft patents a device that reads the movement of your fingers and Sony counters with something for your tongue. I know who is going to win next generation.
Sanquine90  +   1053d ago
The one who wins the porn VR ( virtual reality). Fisting or Tongue?
Griffin4871  +   1053d ago
There's a difference between interesting ideas and running out of good ideas.

Sony is like "let's make tongue gameplay before Ninntendo does! That way, we will lead the concept!"

And Nintendo is like "lolz it's all yours."
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SilentNegotiator  +   1053d ago
Ummm....considering the stupid things that Nintendo also patents on a daily basis (as well as MS), I think Nintendo's thoughts were actually: "Darn! How did we not think of that first?!"
kingmushroom  +   1053d ago
Here is the new Dualshock 4 WOW!

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r21  +   1053d ago
It looks banetastic! (ba dum tsss)
CandyCaptain  +   1053d ago
I'm looking at the as a way for paraplegic, and or other disabled people can keep on gaming. I can see it being used in-conjunction with a controller for a person with one arm. It'd act as the other half of the controller depending on what you need.

Other then for the purposes stated above, I don't think people that don't need it plan on sticking things in their mouths to control ANY game.
jujubee88  +   1053d ago
That would actually be really awesome. People who can't or are unable to use a controller should not be left out of playing awesome games.

Have a bubble for your self-less thinking!
CandyCaptain  +   1053d ago
To be honest, I am merely speculating as to what they might want to do with this. But to see the possible applications of it, is what I think a lot of people here were missing.

So please save the applause for Sony, they deserve it, if they bring this to the market.
Bowzabub  +   1053d ago
Trivia?
Unlimax  +   1053d ago
What if it fell in my throat and swallowed inadvertently ؟

Do i have to puke or ..... No way O_o !?

Just expectations lol .. ._."
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dmonee  +   1053d ago
Imhave a friend suffering from ALS, he is paralyzed from the neck down. He uses a similar setup to write emails and navigate his computer. It uses his mouth and and a motion sensor for his eyes. It's pretty cool to see this in action and I can totally see where this could translate into gaming especially for the handicapped.
GraveLord  +   1053d ago
Great way to get sluts into gaming. All we need now is Bl****b: The Game.
Dlacy13g  +   1053d ago
As long as none of the games involve passing the controller around. LOL...maybe it will come with something like the Wii sleeve?
PastyGangster  +   1053d ago
Well,this will certainly get PornHub into the gaming industry.
Vengeance1138  +   1053d ago
I think this is honestly a good patent, due to it obviously being geared towards the disabled, who no longer have use of their hands. Perhaps with this they may no longer miss out on gaming.
MastaPiff  +   1053d ago
This will never come to USA IMO. Here's why?

What if you swallow/ choke on it?

I've asked a girl this very question before LMAO. Unfortunately for me she thought that was a ridiculous suggestion...
XB1_PS4  +   1053d ago
This is the goofiest Idea i've heard in a long time.
hkgamer  +   1053d ago
I don't even like people touching my control pads. Licking control pads is just unhygienic.

I guess this tech maybe designed for people with disablities. People with no hands or fingers are disadvantages at FPS, maybe tongue plus feet(?) control can replicate dual analogs?
ALLWRONG  +   1053d ago
That's funny as hell :D
Belking  +   1053d ago
Sony has officially lost it...lol
Tzuno  +   1053d ago
Instead of focusing on New IP's and to make better games they come out with things like this? Who the hell in that Sony corporation comes with this stupid ideas. That man should be thrown down from the last floor of the Sony building and the man that approved that should be thrown from a plane.

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