Common steps and sub-activities

Helmets

Helmets aim to provide sensory deprivation of hearing and sight, here are some examples:

The Dreamhelmet is the result of a dream captured by the inventor. Each Dreamhelmet is carefully hand-sewn in the USA.

You will not find them in stores – they are only available on our website.

The Dreamhelmet can transform a person’s life from a chronically tired, barely-able-to-make-it-through-the-day trial into a vibrant experience with a renewed passion for living!

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This amazing contraption combines sensory deprivation of sight, hearing and smell with deprivation of touch via the water.

 

The extra balls provide flotation [on the device].

Man was originally part of an ‘art performance’:  but it is based on sensory deprivation.  The person wears the helmet and is deprived of sight, but a small camera mounted on the top of the helmet is used to pick up visual signals that are converted, via a digital system called The vOICe, into an incessant flow of sounds.  But these sounds are ‘meaningless’ as such act in some ways as a form of sensory deprivation mechanism in their own right - noise.

The vOICe was originally developed by Dutch engineers with the intention of helping the blind – they hoped the blind might be able to learn how to recognise audible signals.  What was actually found however, was that the "sensory deprivation" resulted in the people "nearly drowning" in an excessive quantity of 'unknown impulses'! [No details given sadly]

But you have to move to get the results so the idea is not ideal.