A VR massage chair made me both happy and sad

Young businessman with his arms stretched upwards looking at laptop display

Ever feel like travelling to a dreamy place, far away? This article on a gadget website describes the experience and the pros and cons that the author sees with a new type of massage experience in which the user is submerged in a virtual world. Can you fake out your mind for a great massage experience, or is this idea way over the top?

Key Takeaways:

  • One of the delights on show here at IFA was Medisana’s VR massage chair, which pairs one of its high end devices with an Oculus Rift.
  • The VR headset is used to play 180-degree videos of beautiful foreign locations that correspond to a pre-programmed massage routine
  • it’s basically the sort of gentle massage that you normally receive if you’ve ever used one of these chairs.

“The system is just a demo for now, but Medisana is hoping to offer this as a product for various businesses and individuals that can afford such gear.”