Oculus Rift Bird Flight Simulation Machine Lets You Fly

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Did you always want to fly like a bird and view the Earth from a soaring height and enjoy everything? Well, this imagination of yours can become a virtual reality, thanks to Oculus Rift Bird Flight Simulation Machine, that lets you fly like a bird. You will now be able to put your whole body in action just like the birds do, to get the real experience of behaving like a bird. You can’t even imagine how much like a real bird you will feel, when your all senses will betray you to give this virtual flying experience.

Who Developed Oculus Rift Bird Flight Simulation Machine?

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Developed by Zurich University of Arts, Oculus Rift Bird Flight Simulation Machine gives you a real bird like flying experience. The all new Oculus Rift Bird Flight Simulation Machine is designed by four geniuses- Max Rheiner, Fabian Troxler, Thomas Tobler and Thomas Erdin, all of them are the students of Zurich University of Arts. In the Oculus Rift Bird Flight Simulation Machine, the user’s body is the body of a Red Kite and the virtual landscape is visualized with the help of Head Mounted Display (HMD) similar to the Microsoft’s Hololens that function on the concept of Augmented Reality.

Oculus Rift Bird Flight Simulation Machine have further moved a step ahead by using a motor which converts the movement of the stimulators into flapping of virtual wings. Isn’t that cool? The experience of flying in Oculus Rift Bird Flight Simulation Machine is further enhanced by a system that uses a fan to give the feeling of the headwinds that a bird feel while flying.

And the most unbelievable thing about Oculus Rift Bird Flight Simulation Machine is that it enables the users even to smell the landscape above which it is flying. What else do you dream for?

What’s in it & How does it Function?

The creators of Oculus Rift Bird Flight Simulation Machine has also made comment about the ethereal experience that users can face as, “Birdy tries to capture the mediated flying experience, with several methods. Unlike a common flight stimulator you do not control a machine you embody a bird, The Red Kite. To evoke this embodiment we mainly rely on the sensory-motor coupling.

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The participant can control the stimulator with his hands and arms, which directly correlates to the wings and primary feathers of the bird. Those inputs are reflected in the flight model of the bird and displayed physically by the stimulator through nick, roll and heave movements. Visualized through HMD (Oculus Rift) the participant is embedded in a virtual landscape where his body is a body of a Red Kite. The whole scenery is perceived in the first person perspective of bird.

To intensify the embodiment we include additional sonic, olfactoric and wind feedback. Sound wise you perceive only the roaring of the wind and the flaps of the wings. The olfactoric feedback is based on the location which the bird flies over in the scenery and ranges from the scent of a forest, soil, to several other odours of the wilderness. According to the speed of the bird the stimulator regulates the headwind with a fan.’

So, does Oculus Rift Bird Flight Simulation Machine sounds perfect to you?

Well it doesn’t sound perfect to the creators of Oculus Rift Bird Flight Simulation Machine and that’s why they are still trying to improve it. They are trying to make some changes in the Oculus Rift Bird Flight Simulation Machine so that the users doesn’t feel sick. After all, flying at such a height can make anyone sick! May be because of this perfection, Facebook has acquired the virtual headset-maker Oculus Rift for whopping $2 billion.

Round Up

Let me summarize the features of Oculus Rift Bird Flight Simulation Machine for you.

• A motor is used which converts the movement of the stimulators into flapping of virtual wings.
• A system is used that has a fan to give the feeling of the headwinds that a bird feel while flying.
• It enables the users even to smell the landscape above which it is flying.

Time for you to give your dreams a wing. Let us know what you think about this innovative Oculus Rift Bird Flight Simulation Machine.

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