How to Virtually ‘Possess’ Another Person’s Body Using Oculus Rift and Kinect

This experimental design uses the latest in virtual reality and 3D modelling hardware to virtually “possess” another person

A Microsoft Kinect 3D sensor tracks the Rift wearer’s body. This system shocks the appropriate muscles to force the possessed person to lift or lower their arms.

The individual wearing the Rift looks down and sees another body, a body that moves when they move—giving the illusion of inhabiting another’s body.


Dorrier, G. (2014)  How to Virtually ‘Possess’ Another Persons Body Using Oculus Rift  and Kinect,  Singularityhub, 30 July. Available: [Accessed 13 January 2015].











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