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September 24, 2009

Uneasy lies the head…

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1253836753 ) Play

Identify device and inventor(s):

Cracked by everyone!

Answer:

Ivan Sutherland’s Head-Mounted Three Dimensional Display, one of the first immersive VR systems. Dubbed the Sword of Damocles because of its appearance.


19 Responses to “Uneasy lies the head…”

  1. udupendra
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    AR (Augmented / Virtual Reality) HMD (Head Mounted Display) – Ivan Sutherland, and Bob Sproull


  2. shrik
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    The Sword of Damocles, by Ivan Sutherland. A pioneering head-mounted VR display.


  3. Advaith

    Ivan Sutherland’s Sword of Damocles Virtual Reality headset


  4. anupcshan

    Device : Flight simulation system. First instance of virtual reality?
    Inventor : Ivan Sutherland


  5. sidsen
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    Ivan Sutherland “A Head-Mounted Three Dimensional Display”


  6. Anirudh

    The sword of damocles..
    Ivan Sutherland..

    btw.. have the scores been updated?


  7. Rogi
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    A head-mounted 3-D computer display (HMD) circa 1967 being tested at Bell Helicopter. An early *augmented reality* device, created at Harvard in 1966.


  8. Logik
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    Finally searched something on Britannica, rather than wikipedia.

    Device – ‘Head mounted Display’.

    Inventor – Ivan Sutherland,
    and wiki adds Bob Sproull.


  9. krudebox
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    Virtual reality. A head-mounted display worn by a helicopter pilot that showed video from a servo-controlled infrared camera mounted beneath the helicopter. Developed by Ivan Sutherland with Bell Helicopter (now Textron) Inc.


  10. Raghuvansh
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    Ivan Sutherland and Bob Sproull’s virtual reality thingamaajiggy. Or augmented reality, if you want to split hairs. First of its kind.


  11. Ivan Sutherland invented Sword of Damocles, along with his student Bob Sproull.


  12. joe

    The sword of Damocles, Ivan Sutherland, Bob Sproull.


  13. Rogi
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    Whoops. Missed the creators part of the question.
    Ivan Sutherland and Bob Sproull.


  14. AmK
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    First virtual-reality Head-Mounted Display system, developed by Ivan Sutherland and his student Bob Sproull.


  15. Dibyo
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    The Sword of Damocles, created in 1968 by Ivan Sutherland with the help of Bob Sproull.


  16. Bharath
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    Ivan Sutherland designed the first virtual reality headset dubbed the Sword of Damocles.


  17. yuvnesh

    First head mounted display for virtual reality (The sword of Damocles)

    Created By Ivan Sutherland and Bob Sproull


  18. Early head-mounted display device developed by Ivan Sutherland at Harvard University


  19. Head Mounted Display developed by Ivan Sutherland


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