Sunday, November 05, 2006

This Toshiba helmet is not for your bike!

AP reports about an experimental helmet produced by Toshiba for Virtual world experiments, game or may be Virtual travel.
Inside the headgear from the Japanese electronics maker, a 16-inch screen can show a vista that is synced with the wearer's head movements, giving the illusion of actually being there.
The 6.6 pound helmet -- squared off in the back and rounded, bubble-like, in the front has infrared sensors at the top that detect which way the wearer's head is moving.

Toshiba has no plans yet to turn the technology into a commercial product. But it believes it will come in handy for computer games or enhancing the impact of movies. There is no price estimate for the gadget.

"I tried wearing it watching video of outer space," Ms. Hiraki said. "I felt like I was flying. It felt so real."

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