Monday, 5 March 2012

Valve to release a 'Steam Box' with biometrics sensors

It is GDC week and I predict I will be doing a few posts in this blog about some of the most important developments at this seminal games conference. One rumoured one (which hopefully will get confirmed) is Valve releasing a 'Steam Box', essentially a console standard that can be made available to a variety of manufacturers.

What's more intriguing about this however (to me at least) is the fact that the box is to have biometric sensors, most likely in the controllers used, with pulse rate and galvanic skin response receiving mentions (Valve has been making waves about this for a while now). If this development does materialise it would open up immense possibilities for usability data collection, let's hope the rumours are not unfounded.

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