This virtual reality motion simulator could be used to train military pilots — see how to works
Eight360, a startup in Wellington, New Zealand has a way of tricking your brain into thinking you’re driving a racecar, riding a rollercoaster, or even flying a jet.
The company’s VR motion simulator, NOVA, can turn 180 degrees in any direction in only one second, combining visual, audio, and physical elements to make the experience as realistic as possible. Eight360 even says that this scary-looking contraption makes motion sickness less of a problem, because it matches up what the user is seeing to what they’re feeling.
At $150,000 per year for a lease, the Nova probably isn’t going to show up in many homes, though it could become standard in esports lounges. Instead, Eight360 is promoting the device as a way for racecar drivers to put in extra practice time off the track, or to practice esports, and for military training for pilots.
Here’s how it works.