IMAGINE putting on a headset and travelling back in time.

That is the aim of Brighton tech whiz Edward Silverton, founder of Mnemoscene.

The company is based in the Fusebox tech centre in New England Road, where experts experiment with superfast 5G internet.

Edward, along with partner Sophie Dixon, has worked with museums and historians to bring historical artefacts one step closer to the people.

The 40-year-old said: “Whenever you go to the museum the artefacts are all in glass cases, so I thought it would be good to see these old items used as they were before.

“So we decided we would use virtual reality so people can see how these objects were used in the time they existed in.”

Using an expensive high-tech headset called the Microsoft HoloLens, which overlays computer graphics on to the real world, Edward and Sophie created the Nomad project with Somali historian Abira Hussain.

Together, the team scanned Somalian artefacts dating back hundreds of years and created an online archive available to all.

Amateur historians can then look at a 360 degree model of each object from the comfort of their own home.

But Mnemoscene also runs workshops allowing residents to try on a HoloLens for themselves and travel back in time to see these artefacts in action.

“I can imagine this being used in the classroom,” he said.

“We’re just at the beginning, it’s so exciting. “

Mnemoscene is not the only company aiming for big things.

Cyanapse, founded by neuroscientists Esin Yavuz and Sébastien Béhuret, has used artificial intelligence to edit pictures at superfast speeds.

Esin, 35, said: “We have built this tool that can change the lighting in pictures within 20 milliseconds.

“Often with photography lighting can be an issue, you always have to wait for the right moment.

“But we can turn a picture from day into night.”

Esin and Sébastien have bigger plans.

Using virtual reality (VR) tech, they want to create a programme to help users notice things they would not otherwise.

Esin said: “When you walk down the street, there are many things we don’t see.

“If we used VR to point out objects to people, we can help those with attention deficit disorder or ADHD.”