Virtual Reality Development for Long-term Space Explorations
Scientists are working with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to offer astronauts a simulated trip back to Earth.
“The brain can be tricked into thinking we are in another local quite easily,” Lorie Joeb, the Dartmouth’s Digital Arts Leadership and Innovation lab (DALI) executive director. “We will use as many sensory inputs as we can, from wind, to sound to smell. If you’ve ever tried a virtual reality, it is amazing how much you feel like you are there.”