The brand new VR headset Scent-O-Eyesight has arrived! Have you got your virtual reality helmet and are you damn ready for the encounters you’re about to have? British scientists at York and Warwick Universities have thought of a virtual reality helmet that, they say, can mimic all 5 of the human awareness that it chooses to create an actual virtual image: flavor, sensation, sight, scent and sound. The truth is, they’ve renamed their variant of virtual reality technology, Real Virtuality.
Most VR helmets are made to be lighter in weight and less obtrusive, so as to not hinder the simulated environment of virtual reality. But the creature helmet the Brit scientists have developed seems like it goes on a space suit. The prototype version of the virtual reality helmet is big, with a serious, front-mounted, environment-display which is high definition in its end product, creating pictures 30 times brighter or darker in relation to the typical tv. A fan and heating system is installed to create the awareness of heat and humidity or cooling winds.
So, Scent-O-Eyesight is here, and it should be accessible in 5 years, the scientists tell us, at a price of around $2,200.00 USD. In all earnestness, the British scientists consider this virtual reality helmet, after refined, will be advantageous to education, business and families all over the world.
Conference calls will look like having a meeting in an identical room, even though participants might be on different continents. Picture seeing and speaking to your own grandparents, who are clear across the country, and having the capability to smell your grandma’s cologne?
- It’ll be as though they were right there with you in your family area.
- School kids would have the capacity to use the VR helmet to see ancient Rome or other historical places.
I’m reminded of the film, Brainstorm. In this 1983 film, Christopher Walken’s character is a scientist, right on the brink of finalizing this type of virtual reality helmet. The effects it’s for military uses are, needless to say, frightening, and that becomes the storyline of the film. That time is nearly here! The virtual reality helmet may seem somewhat cumbersome now, but I Will wager, in 5 years, they’re going to have figured out the best way to streamline and change it so that it will not seem like you need to be an astronaut when you grow up.