How virtual reality technology was invented?

Virtual reality (VR) is the term describing a simulated environment simulated similar to the real world. Through the glasses and VR headsets, viewers have the most realistic experience of space just like they are in it. It can be said that this is an achievement of mankind.

But to get to today’s milestones, it must take decades of development with improvements as well as countless failures. Let’s take a look at the most general history of the formation of VR technology in the following article!

1. The history of Virtual Reality

In the mid-50s, Morton Heilig invented the SENSORAMA simulation device. This is a control device that consists of a glass entity monitor, fan, odor generator, audio speakers and a movable chair. He also invented television screens attached to equipment to watch 3D movies. This is considered a premise for the development of VR in the future.

In 1960, Morton Heilig invented the Telesphere Mask (also called called “Head-mounted display -HMD”). This is a device with a lens display and a strap.

Based on HMD, in 1961, Headsight device was developed. This is the first step in the development of VR headsets. It includes a monitor and video monitoring system linked to a camera system. It is used in dangerous military situations to support pilots in low-light environments.

In 1965, a computer scientist named Ivan Sutherland released the “Ultimate Display”. When using this display, one can see a virtual world appear like the physical world. This has driven the entire vision for Virtual Reality. Sutherland’s concepts include:

  • A virtual world that can be observed through an HMD.
  • A calculator to maintain the model in real time.
  • The ability for users to manipulate real objects in the most intuitive way.

After that, in 1968, Ivan Sutherland and Bob Sproull created the first VR/AR display system. It is connected to a computer rather than a camera.

In 1987, Jaron Lanier first coined the term “Virtual Reality”.

2. Conclusion

In short, VR technology has been in a long way, but it hasn’t stopped yet. Thanks to the development of software and hardware products, VR technology has been known around the world. Today VR has become a pioneer industry in the era of 4.0 technology. The VR market grows every year by about 21%. In the coming years, VR technology will grow stronger and be more applied in real life.