Develop '09: PlayStation camera boasts new features

Sony developing PSEye facial recognition software

Some of the advantages boasted by Microsoft’s Natal controller are already in the PSEye, Sony said today.

The firm has developed new facial recognition software for the PSEye camera which has been put together after many experiments by both the excellent SCEE R&D team and work with other developers.

"We’ve got a wealth of libraries available," explained head of developer services Kish Hirani.

He admitted that "it’s a lot of fun in the office" and has been tested extensively.

The facial tech can see the position and direction of a player’s head and can work out the

gender and age of the face, and detects different parts of the face including nose, mouth, eyes, eyebrows, shape of the mouth – and even glasses.

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