NOTE: Even though these patent applications have just been published in the West, they are based on Japanese applications filed with the Japan Patent office in September 2014, so the are not exactly "fresh". Nevertheless, as the capabilities of Nintendo's next systems are still unknown, it doesn't hurt to see what they've been up to.
- Like in the past, the assignee/applicant for the two of the three patent applications is not Nintendo but some of the inventors.
- 1st patent application was published on March 3rd while the other two today.
- 1st one explains how objects/user's hand gets detected, while the other two seem to expand on the concept.
- 3rd one is basically the same as the 2nd one - just emphasizes on the fact that gestures/distance can trigger vibration and sound output.
- It doesn't have to mean something, but I find it interesting that this is the second time we see Nintendo looking for alternatives to external inputs - remember their other patent application featuring outward-facing linear image sensors?
- Infrared camera and distance sensor
- Gesture recognition
- Distance measuring
- One example includes projector and GPS receiver
United States Patent Application 20160063711
NON-TRANSITORY STORAGE MEDIUM ENCODED WITH COMPUTER READABLE IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD
A non-transitory storage medium encoded with a computer readable image processing program is provided. The image processing program causes a computer to perform functionality including obtaining an infrared image of a subject and determining a position of the subject included in the infrared image based on brightness and a size of a prescribed region of the subject within the infrared image.
United States Patent Application 20160073033 & United States Patent Application 20160073017
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