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Traditionally, VR systems simulate physical presence in an environment through visual and auditory stimuli. By utilizing only two of the human sense, this approach to VR limits the number of modalities that are engaged, in turn having a negative effect on the user's sense of immersion during the VR experience.
Ambiotherm is a wearable accessory for VR headsets that can provide additional thermal and air-flow sensations to traditional VR experiences. By providing the user with a combination of visual, auditory, thermal and wind sensations, Ambiotherm is able to increase user's sense of presence in VR experiences by simulating real-world environmental factors such as ambient temperatures and wind patterns.