It may look revolting, but this mannequin head camera could be future of VR porn

VR Bangers Mannequin Head
The future of VR pornography may just be embodied by a disembodied mannequin head full of cameras that is aimed at capturing more intimate, emotional footage.

Porn tech pioneer VR Bangers announced the release of a disembodied mannequin head that records the audio and visual nuances of intimacy.  The POV head rig captures the caresses and sweet-nothing whispers bestowed upon it by pornography performers via stereoscopic cameras in its eyes and head, as well as binaural microphones in its ears. The multiple cameras attain 4K resolution at 60 frames per second.

The company aims to forge an ultra-real, immersive emotional connection for porn performers and viewers.

“This rig was built especially for adult VR scenes because we noticed that there is a much warmer and more intimate emotional attachment between the performer and the recording device if the device itself is able to be kissed, caressed, and whispered to in the same sort of ways that a real person would sense those subtle communications,” said VR Bangers.com CTO Boris Smirnoff in the press release. “It’s easy to think that performers will be able to overcome all the odd positions and constraints of filming content so it looks pristine on a virtual screen, but the fact is, the more we can help our models get the most out of their play space, the better our content will continue to be and the real winner in this line of advancements is always our fans.”

The device was deemed too freaky for CES 2017, despite its unique strategy to level-up interpersonal technology.

“The show didn’t allow us in because they still think this industry and tech are different or something,” Smirnoff said in the press release.

Motherboard reports the company showed off the controversial tech at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo instead.

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