AP via CNN:
An experimental helmet from Toshiba Corp. gives its wearer the visual experience of being someplace else.
Inside the headgear from the Japanese electronics maker, a 40-centimeter (16-inch) screen can show a vista that is synched with the wearer’s head movements, giving the illusion of actually being there.
The 3 kilogram (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, said company spokeswoman Kaori Hiraki.
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