Introducing the virtual hallucination machine

Totally off topic but I had to report for the wonderful name:

Des Moines Police Officer Paul Tieszen stepped onto a city bus and into a world he’s only heard about.

The bus wasn’t real, but the officer’s reactions were. And he quickly got a glimpse of what it’s like to suffer from a severe mental illness.

Tieszen’s window into the world of hallucinations was provided by a high-tech virtual reality mask that police use to better understand the mentally ill people they come in contact with.

The device is called a virtual hallucination machine. It was introduced to police by Teresa Bomhoff, president of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Greater Des Moines…

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By the way: I know there is a special reader that could find inspiration from this article…