Airbus Looking at Virtual Reality Helmets for Stressed Passengers
Airbus is building on its windowless virtual reality cockpit concept with its patent application for a VR helmet designed to let passengers swap the discomfort of flying for a more calming virtual experience. The key to the Airbus system described in the patent is a VR helmet installed in or on the passenger seat. When folded away, the helmet and its carrier form part of the headrest. In operation, the helmet folds over the passenger’s head along with a sliding visor.
The adjustable helmet remains attached to its carrier, but still has some degree of movement independent of the seat back. To learn more, read the post on Gizmag portal.