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In 1838 Charles Wheatstone’s research demonstrated that the brain processes the different two-dimensional images from each eye into a single object of three dimensions.Viewing two side by side stereoscopic images or photos through a stereoscope gave the user a sense of depth and immersion.
A chair displayed in such a room would be good enough to sit in.
The later development of the popular View-Master stereoscope (patented 1939), was used for “virtual tourism”.
The design principles of the Stereoscope is used today for the popular Google Cardboard and low budget VR head mounted displays for mobile phones.
Virtual reality has beginnings that preceded the time that the concept was coined and formalised.
In this detailed history of virtual reality we look at how technology has evolved and how key pioneers have paved the path for virtual reality as we know it today.