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SENSIKS and its ‘teleporting’ Sensory Reality pod
The Netherlands-based SENSIKS start-up is also targeting relaxation and stress relief with is Sensory Reality (SR) pod.
Users step inside the phone-booth-sized contraption, strap on a virtual reality headset and choose your own experience.
During a 360-degree video, users may be brushed by warm or cool breezes, smell scents from a forest, the sea, or whatever takes your fancy – even chocolate.
It is also an opportunity for people to tick something off their bucket list – walking with elephants on an African savannah, perhaps?
When done in the proper way, multisensory experiences ... allow people to be ‘teleported’ to another location, helping them to release stress and escape the daily routine for a while Fred Galstaun, SENSIKS
The company’s team of youthful entrepreneurs, which have funded the project by themselves so far, intend their pods to be primarily workplace installations, but Fred Galstaun, the chief experience officer, says “we are working on accessible solutions for home usage”.
So far more than 25 of the pods have been sold, he says.
“We developed SENSIKS together with Netherlands Organisation For Applied Scientific Research neuroscientists and neurobiologists and multi-sensory experts.
“When done in the proper way, multisensory experiences can bring your brain into experience modus.
“This allows people to be ‘teleported’ to another location, helping them to release stress and escape the daily routine for a while. We call this brain effect Sensory Reality.”