For science, this Oculus Quest 2 add-on can suffocate you

It’s not surprising that Oculus Quest 2 has some unusual accessories. Developers have long sought ways to improve VR’s immersive experience

A research team from Salzburg University of Applied Sciences has exhibited the AirRes Mask, a novel Oculus Quest 2 (since renamed Meta Quest 2) accessory.

This strange-looking accessory, discovered by VRScout, aims to leverage a user’s breathing as an input method, giving “higher degrees of engagement and multi-sensory stimulation.”

This device allows “breathing resistance to express contextual information such as unpleasant environmental circumstances,” directly impacting your avatar