Emerging Technologies

5 ways virtual and augmented reality is changing our lives

A visitor tastes food us technology, Tasteworks places the subject ing Tasteworks technology, a Virtual Reality experience created by Dan Garrett and Alex Kitching of the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London that augments and stimulates taste, during a design competition showcase of wearable technology at the Augmented Human International Conference in Singapore March 10, 2015. The conference runs from March 9 to 11. Tasteworks was developed from a study of dementia patients' communication difficulties. Such patients with deteriorating recognition capabilities may find eating stressful and unenjoyable. Using Oculus Rift and Leap Motionin a "hyper realistic Virtual World" where flavour can be generated and emphasized. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS) - RTR4SQC1

'Tasteworks': A headset that uses Oculus Rift technology. Image: REUTERS/Edgar Su

Brian Pene
Director of Emerging Technology, Autodesk
Our Impact
A hand holding a looking glass by a lake
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale
Stay up to date:

Emerging Technologies

 Reality Distortion Field
Image: UBS
Don't miss any update on this topic

Create a free account and access your personalized content collection with our latest publications and analyses.

Sign up for free

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

World Economic Forum logo
Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe today

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

WIZ: Learning from other innovators to navigate a rapidly changing environment

Verena Kuhn

September 29, 2023

About Us



Partners & Members

  • Join Us

Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2023 World Economic Forum