Birdly, A Full-Body Simulator That Uses the Oculus Rift to Recreate the Flight of a Large Bird


Birdly is a full-body simulator developed by the Institute for Design Research at the Zürich University of the Arts that attempts to recreate the flight of the red kite, a large bird of prey, by utilizing an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, sonic feedback, and a fan to simulate wind. The demo, as captured by Vimeo user maxR, has been traveling the world, most recently making an appearance at the Google Fiber booth at SXSW 2015.

photo by Scott Beale