Much like ‘DEEP‘, which we recently reported on at VRFocus, ‘Breath‘ is related to breathing however whilst DEEP was about controlling your breathing this tech demo showcases how a virtual reality (VR) experience can become more immersive through breath detection. By using a microphone positioned in front of your mouth the effects of your breath are shown in various environments.
The demo contains four locations:
Cold Area – Showcases you seeing a condensation cloud of your breath both in regularity and intensity.
Under Water – Showing the same effect, but with water bubbles coming from your mouth.
Low Oxygen – Your breathing noise is altered when you breathe to produce the sound of a laboured breath being taken and then exhaled. It is designed to make you feel less at ease.
Interactive/Dusty Area – You are able to use your breath to interact with room elements, such as disturbing dust on surfaces or blowing out a candle.
‘Breath Tech Demo’ is available now on Oculus VR Share and is compatible with the Oculus Rift DK2 head-mounted device (HMD).
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