2.03A Evolution of Virtual Reality

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2.03A Evolution of Virtual Reality

2.03 Explore virtual reality design and use.


Meaning of Virtual Reality

A simulated environment giving the
user a feeling of being part of the
experience.

Characteristics of Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality


is a simulated
environment.



involves computer
-
generated
graphics.



is 3
-
dimensional.



is extremely
interactive.



involves the use
of human
senses.



exists in many
different forms.


History of Virtual Reality

History of Virtual Reality


1927
-
29



Link trainers; attempt to duplicate
airplane cockpit.


Mid 1940’s
-
1990s


Flight simulators.


1970s
-
Flight simulators operated in real time.


1979
-
Head
-
mounted displays used.


Early 1980s
-
Pilots navigated through detailed
virtual worlds.

Movie and Game Industry Uses


1970s



Star Wars movie used
computer generated
graphics.


1980’s



Data glove was invented to
produce music by linking
hand gestures to a music
synthesizer.


Mattel™ adapted it into the
Power Glove for Nintendo.

Development of Virtual Reality


Basic elements of Virtual Reality have
existed since 1980.


Developing

virtual reality environments
requires:


High
-
performance computers.


Specialized software and additional hardware.

Development of Virtual Reality

Today’s Uses of
Virtual Reality

Some of Today’s Uses


Architect
ure


Education


Entertainment


Medicine


Military Training


Review


Characteristics


History


Uses


Development