VR Headset Allows Wearers to Swap Gender
ByDate: Sep 14 2016 Views:
Have you ever imagined that you experience the world through a body of the opposite sex? This concept can be realized through virtual reality. The Gender Swap experiment was set up by BeAnotherLab in Barcelona, which let people experience the world through another person’s eyes.
More specifically, two players with different gender wear the headset, and by synchronising their respective movements, they can virtually feel and see the other's body through their own eyes.
In fact, it takes insights from neuroscience and body perception science to try and create the illusion of owning somebody else's body, and trick the brain into believing that they have different skin colour, body parts or are experiencing someone else's thoughts. This system can be used to promote empathy, for example, or increase understanding of differences between sexes.
By the way, imagine you swap to a hot girl, where will you rest your eyes on?