Iron Man comes to real life

A group of students at the Royal College of Art have created a couple of masks that allow you to hear and see better. The first mask goes over your ears and mouth and allows the user to single out sounds in the environment to more easily hear things in a noisly landscape while the second goes over your eyes and contains cameras that relay the image to your eyes with live filters such as delayed shutter for motion detection and other nifty effects.

The masks are prototypes right now being developed by Eidos have great potential in situations such as sporting technique analysis, emergency services and concert performances.

“We are used to controlling the world around us to find the settings that suit us best. But while technology advances to aid this, our physical bodies remain the same. What if we had the same control over our senses? If we could adjust them in real time, what experiences would this make possible,’ they ask.



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