Does even the thought of getting on an aeroplane fill you with dread? You’re not alone; many travellers suffer from aviophobia, a fear of flying.
Aeroplane manufacturers Airbus have filed a patent application for a “sensory isolation helmet” that might help relax scared passengers.
The helmet would be an optional attachment to the seat’s headrest and includes features such as noise-cancelling headphones, glasses that can alter what the passenger sees and a keyboard so that the passenger can control the various functions.
Check out this link to see the patent drawings – it certainly looks out of the ordinary!