Air Hair Virtual Haircut Training

Student hairdressers are always going to have trouble finding folks who are willing to let them try their skills on their hair, and that’s probably why the smart folks over at the Tokyo Institute of Technology are working on Air Hair, a virtual haircutting experience that lets students cut the hair of a digital avatar using a special pair of scissors. It looks like a good way for students to hone their skills without having to subject anybody to ridicule, but maybe they should have made the digital hair on the avatar finer, as it current looks very much like wooden twigs. Is this how we’ll be training students in the future – via virtual reality? Check out a video of it in action after the jump.

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