Synopsis by Alice Day
In this episode of Space Tech, the advances made in virtual reality prove beneficial outside of their space program origins. Training based on virtual reality imaging is utilized by Olympic bobsledding crews and military personnel. Scientists are finding that they can control more instruments from remote locations, reducing dangers confronted at the bottom of the sea and on other planets. Space Tech: From Virtual Sledding to Dolphin Dreams reviews adaptations of space suits to protective clothing for firefighters, and the use of Global Positioning System technology to guide blind individuals.