Hugo Gernsback demonstrating his ‘television goggles’ in 1963

Would you believe me if I told you we had motion tracking head mounted displays that enabled what we call Virtual Reality today, even before the invention of the hand-held calculator?

In 1961, two Philco Corporation engineers (Comeau & Bryan) developed the first precursor to the HMD as we know it today — the Headsight. It incorporated a video screen for each eye and a magnetic motion tracking system, which was linked to a closed circuit camera.

Why is it that we’ve only recently added the ability to access VR experiences online via our browsers? …

Sahil Ahuja

Keeping it Simple and Stupid

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