Samsung wants Gear VR to change how you experience restaurants

You know those restaurants where you eat in the dark in order to deprive the other senses that can often alter the perception of what you’re eating? Samsung has the opposite in mind with a rather outlandish-sounding use for its Gear VR headset.

In a blog post published back in November, but just coming to light today (via SlashGear), the company has explained how wearing a Gear VR headset could revolutionise the restaurant experience.

The company says wearing a Gear VR while enjoying a meal could allow users to benefit from different visual experiences, as those visiting Sublimotion in Ibiza already are.

Samsung explains: “You dine on the first course of the meal in a garden in Tuscany, surrounded by flowers with a winery in the distance. You adjust your Samsung Gear VR glasses as a cool wind blows and you catch the rich fragrance of the gardens.

“But when your main course arrives, you now find yourself underwater with dolphins playing and fish swimming. Your Italian table setting has been transformed into an underwater experience and the light in the room has changed to reflect the underwater scene. You can even see bubbles arising from your drinks and water splashes on the table in 3D.”

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Samsung says the Gear VR will be a great tool for restaurateurs looking to create unique dining experiences “around a meal, not just serve a plate of food.”

The company recommends restaurant owners set aside a room to enable them to create the ideal sensory experience.

So, there you have it folks. While gaming, live events and communication have been identified as the key uses for VR, Samsung has other things in mind.

Now, how do we find the food on our plates?