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"British Airways testing VR headsets for first-class passengers thisyear"



 
 
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Old August 15th 19, 07:35 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware
John Corliss[_3_]
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"Plane travel can be a hassle at best and a panic-inducing experience at
worst. But passengers who get anxious around takeoff may have a new
option to calm those nerves. British Airways announced that it is
testing out virtual reality headsets for the rest of this year on
flights between London’s Heathrow and New York City’s John F. Kennedy
airport.

The airline is tapping SkyLights for the VR eyewear headsets that will
be available for its first-class passengers. The AlloSky hardware can
present 3D views even when the viewer is lying flat.

As far as programming, British Airways will have options. The VR
headsets will offer visual entertainment in 2D, 3D, or 360° formats. The
airline will also provide more therapeutic programs to help people who
have a fear of flying. These VR experiences include guided meditation
and sound therapy."

Full article is he

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019...ar/?comments=1

Be sure and read the Reader Comments. My favorite was, "Can't wait to
get impetigo or foot and mouth disease with my complimentary glass of
cheap champagne!"

I can see them putting exterior cameras on the airplane, then
"accidentally" switching to them for a passenger who's afraid of air
travel: /ERRRRPPPP!/

--
John Corliss
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Old August 16th 19, 09:45 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware
John McGaw
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Default "British Airways testing VR headsets for first-class passengersthis year"

On 8/15/2019 2:35 AM, John Corliss wrote:
"Plane travel can be a hassle at best and a panic-inducing experience at
worst. But passengers who get anxious around takeoff may have a new
option to calm those nerves. British Airways announced that it is
testing out virtual reality headsets for the rest of this year on
flights between London’s Heathrow and New York City’s John F. Kennedy
airport.

The airline is tapping SkyLights for the VR eyewear headsets that will
be available for its first-class passengers. The AlloSky hardware can
present 3D views even when the viewer is lying flat.

As far as programming, British Airways will have options. The VR
headsets will offer visual entertainment in 2D, 3D, or 360° formats. The
airline will also provide more therapeutic programs to help people who
have a fear of flying. These VR experiences include guided meditation
and sound therapy."

Full article is he

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019...ar/?comments=1

Be sure and read the Reader Comments. My favorite was, "Can't wait to
get impetigo or foot and mouth disease with my complimentary glass of
cheap champagne!"

I can see them putting exterior cameras on the airplane, then
"accidentally" switching to them for a passenger who's afraid of air
travel: /ERRRRPPPP!/


It would seem to me that they are getting it wrong. Those who need VR
distraction are those in back cattle-car class. Give each of _them_ a heavy
dose of suitable drugs and strap on the VR goggles and wake them when the
misery is over.
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Old August 17th 19, 09:55 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware
John Corliss[_3_]
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Default "British Airways testing VR headsets for first-class passengersthis year"

John McGaw wrote:
On 8/15/2019 2:35 AM, John Corliss wrote:
"Plane travel can be a hassle at best and a panic-inducing experience at
worst. But passengers who get anxious around takeoff may have a new
option to calm those nerves. British Airways announced that it is
testing out virtual reality headsets for the rest of this year on
flights between London’s Heathrow and New York City’s John F. Kennedy
airport.

The airline is tapping SkyLights for the VR eyewear headsets that will
be available for its first-class passengers. The AlloSky hardware can
present 3D views even when the viewer is lying flat.

As far as programming, British Airways will have options. The VR
headsets will offer visual entertainment in 2D, 3D, or 360° formats. The
airline will also provide more therapeutic programs to help people who
have a fear of flying. These VR experiences include guided meditation
and sound therapy."

Full article is he

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019...ar/?comments=1

Be sure and read the Reader Comments. My favorite was, "Can't wait to
get impetigo or foot and mouth disease with my complimentary glass of
cheap champagne!"

I can see them putting exterior cameras on the airplane, then
"accidentally" switching to them for a passenger who's afraid of air
travel: /ERRRRPPPP!/


It would seem to me that they are getting it wrong. Those who need VR
distraction are those in back cattle-car class. Give each of _them_ a heavy
dose of suitable drugs and strap on the VR goggles and wake them when the
misery is over.


Trouble is, on some airlines there is barely enough room for the
passengers, let alone a bunch of VR stuff. I even read about one airline
trying out making coach passengers semi-stand for the entire flight.

--
John Corliss
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Old August 17th 19, 03:24 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware
John McGaw
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Default "British Airways testing VR headsets for first-class passengersthis year"

On 8/17/2019 4:55 AM, John Corliss wrote:
John McGaw wrote:
On 8/15/2019 2:35 AM, John Corliss wrote:
"Plane travel can be a hassle at best and a panic-inducing experience at
worst. But passengers who get anxious around takeoff may have a new
option to calm those nerves. British Airways announced that it is
testing out virtual reality headsets for the rest of this year on
flights between London’s Heathrow and New York City’s John F. Kennedy
airport.

The airline is tapping SkyLights for the VR eyewear headsets that will
be available for its first-class passengers. The AlloSky hardware can
present 3D views even when the viewer is lying flat.

As far as programming, British Airways will have options. The VR
headsets will offer visual entertainment in 2D, 3D, or 360° formats. The
airline will also provide more therapeutic programs to help people who
have a fear of flying. These VR experiences include guided meditation
and sound therapy."

Full article is he

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019...ar/?comments=1

Be sure and read the Reader Comments. My favorite was, "Can't wait to
get impetigo or foot and mouth disease with my complimentary glass of
cheap champagne!"

I can see them putting exterior cameras on the airplane, then
"accidentally" switching to them for a passenger who's afraid of air
travel: /ERRRRPPPP!/


It would seem to me that they are getting it wrong. Those who need VR
distraction are those in back cattle-car class. Give each of _them_ a heavy
dose of suitable drugs and strap on the VR goggles and wake them when the
misery is over.


Trouble is, on some airlines there is barely enough room for the
passengers, let alone a bunch of VR stuff. I even read about one airline
trying out making coach passengers semi-stand for the entire flight.

Could I at least have the drugs then?...
 




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