Bachelor's Thesis

Development of a voice controlled VR-Application for patients during medical examinations


Adrian Rygula

Processing Period:

25.01.2017 - 26.04.2017


During medical examinations patients are often limited in their movement and conventional game controllers usually can’t be used due to the examination conditions or a restrictive environment. Furthermore, elderly patients or those without game experience may find such input methods unintuitive. This thesis focuses on voice recognition as a method to interact with virtual reality environments to complement conventional input methods like common game-pads or specialized VR hardware such as the Vive Wand or Oculus Touch. The goal of this thesis is to implement a VR game that is partially controlled via voice input and tailored towards usage by patients without game experience. Voice commands and game design should be intuitive to a degree that the player can derive the command he needs from the situation he is placed in. The aim is to facilitate immersion and to contribute to the patient’s distraction from an unpleasant medical examination.