Have you ever heard of Mocopi? Mocopi is a lightweight, portable motion capture system used to control a digital avatar in real time within metaverse applications such as VR Chat. Guess what? Sony has announced the new motion tracking wearables. The complete kit consists of six button-shaped tracking tags. One is for the head, hip, ankles, and wrists. These wearables use Bluetooth to pair with an Android or iOS smartphone app to input motion data to compatible services like Unity.
What are Mocopi motion tracking wearables?
Let me tell you, Mocopi sensors measure 32mm in diameter and weigh only 8g, making them lighter than an Apple AirTag despite being similar in size. The best part is that the system is portable thanks to being completely wireless. Additionally, the system does not require a base station and the trackers can be fully charged in around 90 minutes via the USB-C charging case. The smartphone maker claims that Mocopi can achieve up to 10 hours of battery life, however this will depend on the usage environment.
According to the latest reports, Sony will also release a software development kit (SDK) on December 15 that will link motion capture data with metaverse services and 3D development software such as Unity and Autodesk MotionBuilder. The press release suggests that it could be used to develop new services within the fitness industries, and we may also see it being used by game developers and VFX artists who lack the budget for professional-grade motion capture equipment.