Tim Bouckley, Millie Clive-Smith, Mi Eun Kim and Yuta Sugawara are students at the Royal College of Art in London who have created two prototype masks that give you superhuman sight and hearing.
“We are used to controlling the world around us to find the settings that suit us best. But while technology advances to aid this, our physical bodies remain the same. What if we had the same control over our senses? If we could adjust them in real time, what experiences would this make possible?” they ask
The result is a first prototype that covers the wearer’s ears, mouth and nose and uses a directional microphone to give him the ability to hear an isolated sound in a noisy environment. The second is worn over your eyes and uses a camera to capture video and send it to a computer, which can apply a set of effects to it in real-time and send it back to the wearer.