The FlyVIZ prototype headset allows users to know what’s going on all around them at once.

Peripheral vision is nice, but it’s nothing like having eyes in the back of your head. With some further development, that’s quite possibly what the FlyVIZ will provide.

A system designed at the Grande École d’Ingenieurs Paris-Laval in France, the FlyVIZ is a modified headset that captures images in every direction around the wearer and then processes them in a comprehensible panoramic view.

Built from a modified Sony Personal 3D Viewer headset, the device uses a camera and mirrors mounted on an attached helmet to capture the environment. Then a laptop processes the information into something usable to the human eye and brain.

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