The intention of Birdly is to fulfill people’s ancient dream of flying.
Visually immersed through a Head Mounted Display, you are embedded in a high resolution virtual landscape charged with interactive zones and entertaining surprises.
Unlike any other flight simulator, you do not conquer the sky with a joystick, mouse and lots of buttons: you simply embody and soar like a graceful bird. You command your flight with arms and hands which directly correlates to the wings (flapping) and the primary feathers of the bird (navigation). This input is reflected in the flight model of the bird and returned as a physical feedback by the simulator through nick, roll and heave movements.
It simulates the bird’s flying field of view while the users lay flat on Birdly’s platform with both hands strapped on the arm rest which is supposed to simulate bird’s wings. Users will be wearing an Oculus headset to experience the immersive flying trip!
To evoke an intense and immersive flying adventure, the development team vigorously relies on precise sensory-motor coupling and strong visual impact. Additionally, Birdly includes sonic, and wind feedback: according to the speed the simulator regulates the headwind from a fan mounted in front of you.
What’s fascinating about this device is the possibilities that could come along with it. Your weekends could be filled with flying around Yellowstone National Park or visiting the Great Wall Of China.