airbus patentIt has been observed recently that the seats in our airplanes are starting to get smaller. This is because by using smaller seats, it could potentially allow airline companies to offer up more seats in their planes, thus making more money per trip than they used to. This usually results in a somewhat uncomfortable flying experience.

Now there are several ways that your trip can be made to feel less boring and draggy, which is to listen to music, read a book, or watch movies. However it seems that Airbus has come up with a way to help make that experience even more immersive which could ultimately make you feel like you’re not even on a plane at all.

This is thanks to a patent filing by the plane manufacturer which suggests some kind of virtual reality helmet in which it helps isolate the wearer, thus immersing them into whatever it is they are doing and forgetting about the uncomfortableness of their seats and the long flight that they are on.

The patent reads, “The helmet in which the passenger houses his/her head offers him/her sensorial isolation with regard to the external environment.” It has also been suggested that the helmet can offer up different odors so that instead of smelling the BO of your fellow passengers, you could choose to smell something more pleasant.

It’s a very interesting idea, although we reckon it could be a pretty pricey endeavor. Of course there’s no way of actually telling if Airbus or airline companies would want such a feature, but in the meantime what do you guys think? Is this a good idea?

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