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Embrace the virtual world to help fight air sickness while traveling

A fancy pair of goggles could help travelers avoid air sickness
By: Michael Hatamoto | Virtual & Augmented Reality News | Posted: May 28, 2015 6:30 pm

A custom headset has been designed to help give air travelers the ability to enjoy a sense of balance, hopefully preventing motion sickness. Only one percent of passengers are believed to suffer from motion sickness while flying, but this is a rather unique way to help make them a bit more comfortable.

 

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The headset is able to trick the wearer's eyes and brain by presenting a virtual horizon - and if the aircraft shifts, the headset also adjusts. It's an overly simple technique that airliners may want to invest in, as a way to help make travel a bit more comfortable.

 

"By having the aircraft control the movement of the virtual world in the headset, what the body feels and what your eyes tell your brain become the same thing," said Leon Codrington, product development manager at Flow IFE, in a statement published by Sky News. "It's when you get a difference in those two that motion sickness is induced."

 

The headset can also display images and videos of the final destination, so passengers are able to acclimatize.

NEWS SOURCES:News.sky.com, Cdn.3news.co.nz

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