It seems that we’re not the only ones who can benefit from VR. Farmers from Moscow put on VR headsets to cows to see if it improved their mood and milk production. The headset has been modified to match the structural features of the cow’s heads so that they could see properly.
The project subjected cattle to a simulated summer field with colors tuned for the animals' eyes, giving them a decidedly more pleasing landscape than a plain, confining farm.
It appears to have worked, at least on a basic level. The first test reduced the cows' anxiety and boosted their overall sentiment. While it's not certain how well this affects the quality or volume of milk, there are plans for a more "comprehensive" study to answer that question.
There are a few concerns, however, such as disturbing the cows and bringing them back to reality when you remove the headsets.
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(Image Credit: Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Moscow Region)