Sony’s mobile motion capture system mocopi uses six small and lightweight sensors and a dedicated smartphone app available for iOS and Android to enable full-body motion tracking using Sony’s proprietary technologies.
Users can capture their motion data or video of their avatars in motion with the mobile app or send motion data to compatible third-party software in real time, providing users with a new way to interact within virtual reality (VR).
A mocopi Software Development Kit (SDK) is available for major 3D development software such as Unity, MotionBuilder and Unreal Engine. It allows developers to explore the use of full-body motion data obtained with mocopi for various use cases including Metaverse and fitness applications.
Each sensor measures 1.26″ in diameter and 0.46″ in thickness and weighs just 8 grams. Users pair the six sensors to a compatible smartphone with the mocopi smartphone app via Bluetooth, then simply attach the sensors to their head, hip, ankles, and wrists to create movies with their avatars in motion or record-motion data.
According to Sony, its proprietary algorithm enables accurate motion capture with only six sensors. The sensors can be easily worn with Velcro bands and a clip included in the package. They also work completely wirelessly with built-in rechargeable batteries.
With mocopi and a compatible smartphone, users can easily create motion data even from outdoor locations or send motion data to compatible services such as VRChat.
With the dedicated mocopi app, users can create movies with their avatar in motion with their compatible smartphone, using the data obtained from the sensors attached to their body. In addition to pre-installed avatars, users can import custom avatars. Recorded avatar movies can be exported as mp4 files or motion data from the mobile app.
A detailed instruction video can be seen above.
Pricing & Availability
mocopi will be available for pre-order for $449.00 USD starting June 29, 2023. The product will ship to customers from July 14, 2023.