M1 recently developed a virtual reality dive-simulating prototype for the Smithsonian Institute to demonstrate the capabilities of VR to curatorial staff and senior museum leadership. The project allows an individual to view and experience an archaeological scuba expedition from a first person perspective using the Oculus Rift. Underwater sounds, effects and guided narrative by a “dive captain” add a heightened sense of immersion.
Smithsonian VR Diver Simulation Prototype
October 1, 2015