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New VR Headset Reads Your Biometrics To Find Your Breaking Point

A new virtual reality headset, the HP Omnicept, comes with an unusual array of biometric scanners — all designed to measure when the user is feeling overwhelmed.

It sounds a bit creepy — a headset measuring your heart rate, facial tics, and pupil size to see when you’re overwhelmed — but CNET reports that it could become a valuable tool in high-stakes job training for people like pilots, as it could help analyze how well users are handling the tasks at hand.