Now, you can get into the mind of schizophrenic with the latest thing to hit the market – virtual hallucination goggles. If any of you have experienced the Adlabs 3600 experience of seeing something and being in it, well these goggles seem to be something on that level. These goggles were created to recreate the mental state that schizophrenics undergo. The target users for these goggle are people like cops, psychiatrists, healthcare workers, and others who work with schizophrenic. You could say they are walking in their shoes. The goggles are the product of psychiatrists at Janssen L.P. (formerly known as Janssen Pharmaceutica Products). Founded in 1953 by Belgian emigre Dr. Paul Janssen, Janssen became part of Johnson & Johnson in 1961. It develops and markets a variety of prescription drugs for its parent, Johnson & Johnson; and its main focus is on mental health treatments. Currently the goggles come with two interactive scenarios. In one, you’re riding a bus in which other riders appear and disappear, birds of prey claw at the windows, and voices hiss, "He’s taking you back to the FBI!" The other features a trip to the drugstore, where the pharmacist seems to be handing you poison instead of pills, and hostile customers stare at you in disgust. The goggles remind me of the movie Strange Days in which Ralph Fiennes plays this shady dealer, Lenny Nero, who sells dreams and hustles nightmares, dealing in real-life experiences through a new technology that makes every sensation immediate. Who knows perhaps we are living in strange days.
Daily Archives: January 28, 2012
Today everyone strives for a personnel identity, a personnel style. But with so many trend followers and less trend setters, even the unique of products don’t take time to become the commonest. In case of eyewear or sunglasses too, the unique lot is either too expensive or it becomes too common. The market has saturated and the designers too have got fewer ideas now. "Stitch" breaks the rules and gives each person the power to create his/her unique eyewear. Yes, just design your own eyewear. All you need to do is create a design of your own around the tiny holes on its frame. Get creative, get individual.
I just got a new pair of sunglasses last week. Yeah! I am pretty excited about that. After all sunglasses stand for style and I am a style freak. However, I get really pissed off if I have to carry the case (that is mostly) with me. No style, just a plastic plain case, which is so unfashionable. However, now we have a solution that offers us cases with style and also music. Yes, I guess the manufacturers know by now that we feel incomplete without music too. The product is called ‘Shady Beats sunglasses cases’ and in a layman’s language they are stylish sunglass cases that also iPod speakers. You can play your iPod or MP3 player or music from your mobile phones through these cases. Moreover, the sound will have good clarity which is due to NXT patented technology. The cases are also water-resistant and functional enough. Also the cases have the power to thrust up the volumes by about 8 watts of sound. The list doesn’t end here. They also have a protective flap pocket divider so that you can keep your change and credit card easily accessible. After reading a long list of functions that these cases provide, I am sure you are just bothered about one thing-their price. I find the price reasonable enough and that is $50. What say? As far as I am concerned, I can see that this is the next mantra to be in vogue.