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This Helmet Lets You See Through A Horses Eyes

09/01/2015 11:11 GMT | Updated 09/01/2015 11:59 GMT

A group of Irish artists have created a series of helmets which allow the wearer to see through the eyes of different animals.

The curiously shaped metal helmets might look odd but they give the wearer a surprisingly accurate experience of what it's like to see as a horse, cat or shark.

Artists Anne Cleary and Denis Connolly were inspired to make the aluminium helmets after reading about early experiments on visual perception in the early twentieth century.

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Each helmet presents the wearer with a different view of the world, whether it's the blinkered view of a horse of the virtually 360-degree vision of a hammerhead shark.

While sharks have a blind spot in the centre of their vision, they can actually see far more accurately than humans. By swimming from side to side they negate any weaknesses experienced by the position of their eyes.