Microsoft’s Kinect has inspired many schools and individuals to try out their own creative ideas with its full-body motion sensor tech. Sony wants everyone to realize that they also have a cool technology to play with, and now they’ve opened it up for academics, researchers, students, and hobbyists to experiment with in their new Move.Me program.
Move.Me is a software application that utilizes Sony’s PlayStation Move tech to let researchers and academic groups create new software of their own. Just announced at GDC 2011, this lets those interested use the fancy tracking data that PS3 game devs use on their own PCs and other devices, no PS3 dev kit required. Sony says that the application is compatible with any Windows or Linux-based PC and that other devices, such as tablets and smartphones, can also receive PlayStation Move’s tracking data if they can connect to a PS3 system.
The Move.Me application will be available for download from PlayStation Network this spring. Sony says that some researchers and professionals in the medical and academic fields have already expressed interest this program.