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Virtual Reality from 1990, Jaron Lanier, Eye phones,
Virtual Reality from 1990, Jaron Lanier, Eye phones,
Published: 2014/12/03
Channel: Clips & Footage
DataGlove
DataGlove
Published: 2012/07/13
Channel: teazer999999
Brain in Virtual Reality demo 1989
Brain in Virtual Reality demo 1989
Published: 2011/05/16
Channel: Phil Mercurio
1990s Jaron Lanier Presents VPL Virtual Reality Glove
1990s Jaron Lanier Presents VPL Virtual Reality Glove
Published: 2017/02/10
Channel: thekinolibrary
The Surveillance Economy and Extreme Income Inequality: You Can
The Surveillance Economy and Extreme Income Inequality: You Can't Have One Without the Other
Published: 2014/02/19
Channel: CITRIS
1990s Atari VPL Virtual Reality Research Lab, 90s Tech
1990s Atari VPL Virtual Reality Research Lab, 90s Tech
Published: 2017/02/10
Channel: thekinolibrary
Jaron Lanier - Dawn of the New Everything
Jaron Lanier - Dawn of the New Everything
Published: 2018/01/22
Channel: The Artificial Intelligence Channel
An Interview with Mitch Altman (Inventor and Virtual Reality Pioneer from the 80
An Interview with Mitch Altman (Inventor and Virtual Reality Pioneer from the 80's)
Published: 2015/01/29
Channel: hackertrips
vpl.ca - Research
vpl.ca - Research
Published: 2008/02/08
Channel: Electriclibraryland
Cyberpunk (1990) [Full documentary in high quality]
Cyberpunk (1990) [Full documentary in high quality]
Published: 2016/07/17
Channel: VHS Midget
Who Owns the Future?
Who Owns the Future?
Published: 2016/09/09
Channel: Microsoft Research
Michael From Sony explaining $90,000 Sony VPL-VW5000ES 4K laser projector at the VAF Demo Night
Michael From Sony explaining $90,000 Sony VPL-VW5000ES 4K laser projector at the VAF Demo Night
Published: 2016/12/03
Channel: LogiaMedia
How Can We Prevent Information Technology From Destroying the Middle Class
How Can We Prevent Information Technology From Destroying the Middle Class
Published: 2013/10/16
Channel: CITRIS
Jaron Lanier
Jaron Lanier
Published: 2015/10/22
Channel: Audiopedia
Waking Up with Sam Harris #136 - Digital Humanism (with Jaron Lanier)
Waking Up with Sam Harris #136 - Digital Humanism (with Jaron Lanier)
Published: 2018/08/31
Channel: Sam Harris
Greetings from the Virtual World!
Greetings from the Virtual World!
Published: 2017/11/11
Channel: Oliver Wyman
Excellence in Medical Research
Excellence in Medical Research
Published: 2016/10/13
Channel: QU Health
Air Band with the Power Glove
Air Band with the Power Glove
Published: 2012/04/10
Channel: iBoard Incorporated
Карманные монстры [Русский ответ]
Карманные монстры [Русский ответ]
Published: 2016/07/15
Channel: Царьград ТВ
Michael From Sony explaining $90,000 Sony VPL-VW5000ES 4K laser projector at the VAF Demo Night - 4K
Michael From Sony explaining $90,000 Sony VPL-VW5000ES 4K laser projector at the VAF Demo Night - 4K
Published: 2016/12/17
Channel: LogiaMedia
Jaron Lanier Pt1.mp4
Jaron Lanier Pt1.mp4
Published: 2011/07/01
Channel: IdeasNYC
Sony’s VPL-GTZ280 4K Projector
Sony’s VPL-GTZ280 4K Projector
Published: 2017/02/17
Channel: DreamtekTV
Jaron Lanier Pt5.mp4
Jaron Lanier Pt5.mp4
Published: 2011/07/01
Channel: IdeasNYC
Jaron Lanier Pt3.mp4
Jaron Lanier Pt3.mp4
Published: 2011/07/01
Channel: IdeasNYC
Jaron Lanier Pt2.mp4
Jaron Lanier Pt2.mp4
Published: 2011/07/01
Channel: IdeasNYC
Dawn of the New Everything - with Jaron Lanier | Virtual Futures Salon
Dawn of the New Everything - with Jaron Lanier | Virtual Futures Salon
Published: 2017/12/10
Channel: Virtual Futures
Jaron Lanier Pt4.mp4
Jaron Lanier Pt4.mp4
Published: 2011/07/01
Channel: IdeasNYC
Cyberspace - The New Explorers
Cyberspace - The New Explorers
Published: 2013/07/28
Channel: Timothy Leary
MTBS-TV: Interview With Pantomime Corporation at Vision Summit 2016
MTBS-TV: Interview With Pantomime Corporation at Vision Summit 2016
Published: 2016/02/17
Channel: Neil Schneider
VAF Demo Night - $90,000 Sony VPL-VW5000ES 4K laser projector
VAF Demo Night - $90,000 Sony VPL-VW5000ES 4K laser projector
Published: 2016/12/04
Channel: LogiaMedia
Past, Present and Future of Virtual Reality
Past, Present and Future of Virtual Reality
Published: 2017/06/07
Channel: 21 News
Como calcular o VPL no Wolfram Alpha
Como calcular o VPL no Wolfram Alpha
Published: 2016/04/10
Channel: Douglas Ribeiro
Sandpaintings, 1992
Sandpaintings, 1992
Published: 2013/01/20
Channel: Deanna Morse
VR headset | VR Headsets under 100
VR headset | VR Headsets under 100
Published: 2016/04/06
Channel: The 14th Raven
New VPL Library Catalogue
New VPL Library Catalogue
Published: 2011/03/01
Channel: BCITnews
90
90's Commercials Vol. 241
Published: 2018/06/09
Channel: 80sCommercialVault
VPL VITAWA-Mandar Warriors VS Lucky Angel
VPL VITAWA-Mandar Warriors VS Lucky Angel
Published: 2018/05/26
Channel: Thane Tennis Cricket
Virtual Boys: a film about VR by Andre Perkowski trailer
Virtual Boys: a film about VR by Andre Perkowski trailer
Published: 2016/02/15
Channel: terminal pictures/Andre Perkowski
Forming Communities - Flourish! 2011
Forming Communities - Flourish! 2011
Published: 2013/11/11
Channel: Flourish Conference
George Zachary (Charles River Ventures) at Startup Grind San Francisco
George Zachary (Charles River Ventures) at Startup Grind San Francisco
Published: 2012/09/18
Channel: Startup Grind
1990s Virtual Reality vs Modern VR
1990s Virtual Reality vs Modern VR
Published: 2017/03/05
Channel: Finn Sinclair
VPL Event #3 the Cascadia Clash
VPL Event #3 the Cascadia Clash
Published: 2012/07/21
Channel: missionpaintballclub
sony xga vpl ex5  projector working some time and suddenly power off or dead
sony xga vpl ex5 projector working some time and suddenly power off or dead
Published: 2015/04/13
Channel: raotech laptop and projector lab
2017 august 12 ki raat me din hogi NASA ne research scientist be batayn 12august night lightning kya
2017 august 12 ki raat me din hogi NASA ne research scientist be batayn 12august night lightning kya
Published: 2017/08/11
Channel: VPL aditing
⭐Mercado de Ações Parceria Eu Quero Investir & Benndorf Research
⭐Mercado de Ações Parceria Eu Quero Investir & Benndorf Research
Published: 2017/04/18
Channel: Eu Quero Investir
Adele Myers - 2010/2011 VPL Lab Artist
Adele Myers - 2010/2011 VPL Lab Artist
Published: 2010/11/10
Channel: vplsara
VPL Module1 overall video part2
VPL Module1 overall video part2
Published: 2010/12/03
Channel: virtualproteomicslab
VPL VITAWA-R Lounge Stars VS Tanay Strikers
VPL VITAWA-R Lounge Stars VS Tanay Strikers
Published: 2018/05/26
Channel: Thane Tennis Cricket
VPL VITAWA
VPL VITAWA
Published: 2018/05/27
Channel: Thane Tennis Cricket
luciana achugar, 2013-14 VPL Artist, R + D for OTRO TEATRO
luciana achugar, 2013-14 VPL Artist, R + D for OTRO TEATRO
Published: 2014/10/31
Channel: vplsara
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VPL Research was one of the first companies that developed and sold virtual reality products. It was founded by VR pioneer Jaron Lanier in 1984.[1] VPL started in the corner of Lanier's cottage in the San Francisco Bay Area.[2] "VPL" stood for "Virtual Programming Languages", and Lanier said that the goal of the company was to bring virtual reality to a mass audience.[3] In 1990, VPL Research filed for bankruptcy and in 1999 all of its patents were bought by Sun Microsystems.[4]

Products[edit]

A VPL Research DataSuit, a full-body outfit with sensors for measuring the movement of arms, legs, and trunk. Developed circa 1989. Displayed at the Nissho Iwai showroom in Tokyo

The Data Glove[edit]

This device originally started as an input system for computers. It was later used for virtual reality systems. Thomas Zimmerman invented the prototype of the Data Glove and began looking for other people to help work on it. The device was using 6502 microcontrollers. Zimmerman met Mitch Altman and asked him to join VPL part-time because Altman knew how to program the microcontrollers.[5]

The system was wired to a computer. It was interactive and contained fiber-optic bundles to track movements and orientation. That data would then be transmitted to the computer so that the information could be duplicated virtually. It allowed for people to manipulate and re-orient virtual objects. Applications for this wearable device centered on input computer control, gaming, and also the potential for remote surgery.

The EyePhone[edit]

This was a head mounted display (HMD) that was meant to immerse users into a computer simulation. It could track head movements. The headset used Fresnel lenses.[6]

The Data Suit[edit]

The DataSuit was a full-body outfit with sensors for measuring the movement of arms, legs, and trunk.

Team members[edit]

Core team
  • Jaron Lanier
  • Mitch Altman
  • Thomas Zimmerman
  • Jean-Jacques Grimaud - Co-founder, President, VP of Engineering[7]
  • Chuck Blanchard
  • Steve Bryson
  • Young Harvill – In his spare time, Harvill created a program called Swivel 3D which was used for creating computer art. It gave the users the ability to generate virtual worlds on a Macintosh computer. He licensed that software to VPL. Shortly after, Harvill joined VPL as their fourth employee in 1985. During his time there, he worked on a project called "Reality Built for Two (RB2)" which was the first VR system at that time. He also helped with the Data Glove as well.[8]
  • David Levitt
  • Marc deGroot
  • Mark Oberman
Associated people
  • Timothy Leary – When Leary got out of jail, he was interested in finding legal ways to explore consciousness which led him to working with individuals at VPL.[9]

In popular culture[edit]

References[edit]

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