Guided Meditation Offers Relaxing Virtual Reality
Oculus Rift demo features virtual trips to paradise
If you’re looking to escape to paradise, Guided Meditation, an Oculus Rift DK2 demo, provides a choice of peaceful places you can virtually visit. The app, created by Cubicle Ninjas, currently features four soothing settings from across the world to choose from – Birchnut Forest, Cosmo Canyon, Costa Del Sol, and Yosuka Garden.
Guided Meditation takes relaxation to high-tech levels with the immersive experience of virtual reality. In the app, you can virtually travel to tranquil locales such as a flawless tropical beach, a mesmerizing Japanese koi pond, breathtaking canyons under an endless blue sky or an enchanting forest. A soothing voice offers guided meditations with breathing exercises to complete the journey to relaxation.
In Birchnut Forest, tribal echoes and violet trees beckon softly in the wind. Cosmo Canyon features an endless blue sky set against plunging canyons, crisp lakes and open plains. Costa Del Sol brings tropical flavor, with an Indonesian island complete with pristine white beaches, swaying coconut trees, brilliant blue seas and birds soaring overhead. The fourth location, Yokosuka Garden, features a Japanese landscape with lush green grass, towering wooden temples, intricate bridges spanning peaceful rivers and a dojo where you can sit on the floor and look out over the magnificent gardens below.
The immersive Guided Meditation app is compatible with Oculus Rift DK1 and DK2. The creators are working to fine-tune the app, and are accepting feedback on locations and meditation logistics. Developers are currently investigating mobile versions, but given the intensity of the visuals, it would be a pared-back experience, says Cubicle Ninjas founder Josh Farkas.
Cubicle Ninjas is a Chicago-area creative design and development agency offering apps, web, print, branding and presentation services. The firm’s clients include a wide range of companies, such as American Express, Chase, Discover, Fox, FedEx, IBM, Staples, AutoTrader, Kaplan and GrubHub and Maxim.