The sensor mounts on a virtual reality headset and measures mouth and nasal exhalation using a hot-wire anemometer technique. We found this to be the most precise and low latency airflow measurement method out of 4 different methods that we tested.
Breathing Sensor Enhanced Guided VR Meditations
We integrated the sensor into multiple guided meditations as an immersive breath feedback experience. We tested these experiences at companies and conferences. Many people found breathing in VR to be a fun, relaxing experience. Some quoted
There are so many more applications of breath in a 3D environment to explore:
- User interface interaction
- User state recognition
- Enhancing game mechanics
- Many more