Virtual Reality History
We get to look at how virtual reality has evolved and how key pioneers have paved the way for what we have today.
Panoramic paintings: these were the earliest attempts at virtual reality from the nineteenth century and they were intended to fill the viewers with a huge vision field to help them explore historical events.
See some of the historical VR moments noted below.
1838: Stereoscopic photos and viewers by Charles Wheatstone
1849: The lenticular stereoscope (David Brewster)
1939: The view-Master (William Gruber)
1929: Link Trainer The First Flight Simulator by Edward Link
1930: Science fiction predicted VR by Stanley G
1950: Morton Heilig Sensorama
1960: The first VR Head Mounted Display by Heilig Morton
1961: Headsight- First motion tracking HMD by Bryan and Comeau
1965: The Ultimate display by Ivan Sutherland
1968: Sword of Damocles by Ivan and Bob
1969: Artificial Reality by Kruegere
1978: Aspen Movie Map by Andy
1987: Virtual reality the name was founded by Lainer Jaron
1987: Holodock made its debut in Star Trek
1991:Virtual Group Arcade Machines
1992: The Lawnmower Man movie
1993: SEGA announces new VR glasses, although they had technical problems
1995: Nintendo Virtual Boy
1999: The Matrix
There has been a rapid advancement of technology in virtual reality. Companies are releasing products with high density display and 3D graphics. The year 2016 will be a year where devices that were promised in the 1990s will be released to the consumer.
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