Another day, another Airbus patent.

During aircraft flights, certain passengers have periods when they are bored … Moreover, it is known that aircraft flights generate stress for certain passengers.

The solution? An isolation helmet.

You're now an astronaut. (image credit: patent application)

You're now an astronaut. (image credit: patent application)

Imagine being totally surrounded by sound and visuals, having your electronics (or the IFE) plugged in, or simply decide to dim everything around you. A inflatable cushion adds to the comfort (and acts as a kind of airbag during turbulences).

And more:

The headrest here offers the passenger the possibility of choosing one of the other of the types of ambient [oxygen] flow, refreshed or conditioned. The distributed air can be enhanced with or more natural or synthetic odorous substances. 

Airbus is going into virtual reality territory. You forget you're in a plane—or at least that's kind of the intent here.

Choose your reality, from the engine noise to a totally immersive experience. (image credit: patent application)

Choose your reality, from the engine noise to a totally immersive experience. (image credit: patent application)