Eidos Face Mask and Visor is a Multimedia Helmet that Updates in Real Time

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In case you haven’t been reading this blog, or any blog for that matter, wearable technology is blowing up. Game changing items like Google Glass have destroyed the glass ceiling and turned it into a, uh, wearable glass ceiling that sends you information and connects with your smartphone. Wait what? In any event, the hits keep on coming. Another great helmet is on the horizon, thanks to a team of London designers. Introducing the Eidos Face Mask and Visor.

Created by students from the Royal College of Art in London, the Eidos face mask and visor works to enhance your sensory input. The mask and visor work independently of one another, which helps create a true “stereo” world of input. The face mask component has the ability to isolate sounds in a crowd and, along with a mouth piece for inner ear transmission, gives the listener the effect of hearing the sound inside one’s head. The visor comes equipped with a hidden camera that transits data to a computer and then back again so you can make heads or tails of it. Pretty cool right?

The creators envision a world where this technology is used in everything from healthcare to entertainment. In healthcare, they see it assisting the elderly or infirm. In the world of entertainment, they see it as the ultimate video player. They use dance recitals with live visual enhancements as an entertaining example. The design, as you can see, is also innovative. It looks like something out an awesome, dystopian fever dream. Check the Eidos in action below in this video.