Ancestor to Google Glass

ancestor to google glass

Ancestor to Google Glass?

Google’s wearable computers, Google Glass, were not the first of their kind. In fact wearable computing has been around for over 40 years.

The precursor to all of the current digital eyewear is the Sword of Damocles. These are also the precursor to all virtual reality systems. The display which is head mounted was created in 1968 by University of Utah scientist Ivan Sutherland and his student Bob Sproull.

This is the basis for everything we know today of wearable computing. Without these inventions who knows where we would be in the journey to get technology in our vision fields.

Virtual reality was made popular in the 80s and 90s and is used heavily today as well. Wearable computing is just now starting to gather traction with the developer release of Google Glass.

 

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