This VR Mask can Manipulate Your Breathing to Make You Feel Like You are Suffocating

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For the production of virtual worlds, human vision is the fundamental tool. Biological sensations, such as kissing and even actual pain, are already being adapted into virtual worlds so that users may enjoy them for the rest of their lives in virtual reality.

Users will better understand what it’s like to go through these emotions for the first time in their lives. These adjustments are being implemented to benefit future generations (yikes).

Although it’s not obvious if humans are ready for more visceral experiences, researchers have built virtual reality technology that can restrict airflow and even control breathing. Therefore, whether individuals can feel more intense bodily sensations is not yet known.

The anguish you feel in your chest is real, even if the images and sounds in the metaverse aren’t. The metaverse is the root of all the problems we’re experiencing.

Austrian researchers at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences are close to completing the “AirRes Mask.” A self-twisting resistance valve allows you to control the amount of air you inhale, making it compatible with the Meta Quest 2 headset. This was created as an add-on for the Meta Quest 2 headset.

Depending on the conditions of the virtual reality world you have now been immersed in through the wearable device, breathing changes are performed. The modeling of “real-time breathing resistance,” for example, might be useful in training firefighters. “Real-time breathing resistance” may also be simulated with this technique.

The firefighter seems to be stumbling in a crowded and smokey atmosphere at the same time in this situation. After the simulated fire is put out, the airflow may return to normal.

According to the researchers, other prospective applications for the approach include blowing out birthday candles and modifying the look of virtual avatars’ exhaustion or enthusiasm depending on their real-life counterparts’ breathing patterns.

The technique has a wide range of potential applications, according to researchers.

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