1957: Morton Heilig invented the Sensorama, a simulator with 3D images, smells and sounds to create a new reality.
1968: Ivan Sutherland and his student, Bob Sproull, created the first AR/VR mounted display connected to a computer called the Ultimate Display.
1987: The term “virtual reality” was coined by Jaron Lanier, founder of VPL Research, and he creates the EyePhone head-mounted display and Dataglove.
1991: The Virtual Group created arcade machines with VR headsets, immersive stereoscopic, 3D visuals and a multiplayer gaming experience called the Virtuality 1000.
1993: SEGA unveiled prototype, with wrap-around goggles, head-tracking, stereo sound, and LCD screens at the Consumer Electronics Show called SEGA VR.
1994: SEGA installed a motion simulator arcade game with 3D polygon graphics in stereoscopic 3D at SegaWorld called the SEGA VR-1.
1995: Nintendo unveiled the first portable stereoscopic 3D gaming console called the Nintendo Virtual Boy.
2005: eMagin launched a headset with a 360-degree horizontal field of view (FOV), head-tracking, OLED display, and hi-fi sound called the eMagin Z800 3D Visor.
2012: Palmer Luckey created a prototype of his modern, lightweight VR headset, the Oculus Rift.
2014: Facebook purchased Oculus for $2 Billion, and Google announced their cardboard stereoscopic headset for smartphones, aptly named Google Cardboard.
2015: Samsung released their VR headset that’s compatible with only Samsung smartphones called Samsung Gear VR.
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