The latest news out of the Sony R&D lab is from Richard Marks who claims he was recently speaking to some surgeons who stated that the PlayStation Move felt very simular to their $100 000 laparoscopic surgery simulators.
Now I’m no surgeon and I will happily be proven wrong but I struggle to believe that the PS Move is anywhere near as accurate as a $100 000 surgery simulator.
I have had a fair amount of hands on time with the Move and I am still to this day very impressed by it’s accuracy and tracking ability but it isn’t perfect. There is a noticeable, but not important in gaming, delay and the accuracy while exceptional I feel falls short of an exact 1-to-1 matching.
The Move is also a fair bit chunkier than your standard and not so standard surgical equipment and I just don’t see it ever replacing a surgical simulator.
So was Richard lying when he said what he did? I highly doubt it, I suspect he had a surgeon friend play with the device and the guy then said â€œHey this is like those surgical simulators we useâ€ referring to the virtual reality or augmented reality ability.
However if I am wrong then the guys who make the $100 000 surgical simulators are about to go out of business and Sony would have guaranteed themselves another 20 salesâ€¦
Last Updated: July 28, 2010