Virtual Reality Breakthrough Makes Your Flight’s On-Board Nuisances Disappear

By: | February 27th, 2014

Flying from one coast to the other sounds exciting at first. Then you have to factor in the hassles of checking your bags, getting through security and finding your gate.

But once you’re on the plane, it’s smooth flying right? You’re usually sandwiched in between a non-stop talker on one side and a armrest-hogging passenger on the other.

Virtual-reality assisted flying could make those on-board nuisances simply disappear. The virtual-reality assisted flying service is a brainchild of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and a host of other European partners. This comes in the face of the fact that there has been a significant increase in passenger numbers over the years and limited space available in the cabins. Therefore, passenger comfort has been touted as one of the main problems we will be having in the future.

The virtual environment is an upcoming neuroscience project that stems from research into creating a virtual environment, or creating an altered awareness for the body altogether. In a mockup of the project, an aircraft cabin is easily switched into a see-through mode and passengers are able to make the seats in front of them look transparent.


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