Virtual reality mask adds realism by making it harder to breathe

A mask that can make breathing easier or harder by controlling your air supply adds more realism to virtual reality


May 11, 2022

A virtual reality system that controls your breathing leads to a more realistic experience

Tatzgern et al.

A mask that determines how much air you can breathe can be used to simulate environments with limited air supply in virtual reality.

There have been previous attempts to use the breath to communicate with VR, using devices such as microphones or stretchable chest straps. But they tend to misinterpret movement and cannot accurately record airflow.

For more accurate measurements, Markus Tatzgern of the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences and his colleagues…

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