Revealed: The Headset That Will Mimic All Five Senses and Make the Virtual World as Convincing as Real Life

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A
virtual reality helmet that recreates the sights, smells, sounds
and even tastes of far-flung destinations has been devised by British
scientists.

The device
will allow users a life-like experience of places such as Kenya’s
Masai Mara while sitting on their sofa.

They can also
enjoy the smell of flowers in an Alpine meadow or feel the heat
of the Caribbean sun on their face.

Scientists
say the device will also enable users to greet friends and family
on the other side of the world as though they were in the same room.

And students
will even be able to find out what it was like to live in ancient
Egypt, Rome or Greece.

Previously,
scientists have only been able to use virtual reality technology
to recreate sound and vision.

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March
17, 2009

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