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Launch Year: 2011
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The innovative use of virtual and mixed reality to increase human comfort by changing the perception of self and space.

VR-Hyperspace is a 7th Framework Programme project running from October 2011 to September 2014.

VR‐HYPERSPACE will carry out fundamental research and development leading to a paradigm shift in relation to passenger comfort. The project adopts radical approaches using virtual and mixed reality technologies to change perception of space, and more profoundly, enable to change the very perception of oneself.

VR‐HYPERSPACE aims to utilize current state‐of‐the‐art virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) technology to prototype future possibilities, and especially to explore the specific idea that the exploitation of recent research on body representation can significantly improve passengers’ perception of comfort.  VR can also be used to systematically investigate the relative contributions of several design aspects of interior spaces, such as physical shape of the cabin, lighting and the relationship between passengers and the services provided.