If busy traffic leaves you wishing you had eyes in the back of your head, you might be in the market for the FlyVIZ – a helmet-mounted camera that projects a 360 degree panorama before your eyes.
15 minutes of nausea
A camera mounted on a short mast delivers a feed to LCD screens. According to the designers of the visor, most wearer experience 15 minutes of initial nausea and disorientation, before being able to navigate their surroundings.
The FlyVIZ camera currently sits atop a cycle helmet, but development of the concept will see it miniaturized and incorporated into the shell of a helmet.
It’s not yet clear which applications will be best suited to the FlyVIZ visor, but it may prove useful to rescue teams and has already been tested by a car driver.
The following film is in French but demonstrates the visor in use…
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