Oculus Quest 2 add-on looks like Metal Gear Solid cosplay

There are quite a few Oculus Quest 2 add-ons you could find out there right this moment that promise to boost your VR experiences, from 4D Skyrim scented candles to $20,000 VR boots, however none that truly take your breath away. This might be set to alter with the arrival of a tool that makes you look like a sure gasoline masks toting Metal Gear Solid character.

Researchers at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences  have crafted the ‘AirRes Mask’ for VR headsets like the Oculus Quest 2, which “precisely and robustly measures a user’s breathing” to repurpose as an enter methodology (through ExtremeTech). Demonstrating the performance, Psycho Mantis the check topic blows right into a harmonica, holds their breath to stabilise a gun, and blows out candles on a birthday cake. So far, so novel.

However, the resistance valve throughout the AirRes Mask additionally permits builders to (*2*) which means it will probably successfully simulate suffocation, or shortness of breath.

Check out the video demonstration beneath:

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Given that is an experimental little bit of package devised by college friends, don’t count on to see it hit the market anytime quickly. Nonetheless, business iterations of the AirRes Mask couldn’t solely influence VR gaming however present a protected option to acclimate emergency personnel corresponding to firefighters to the damaging environments they are going to face.

Image credit score: Salzburg University of Applied Sciences / YouTube

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